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Shucking Corn the Easy Way!

Post  Luci Dawson on 8/13/2012, 5:43 pm

Got some really fantastic sweet corn at the Farmer's Market and learned a new way from a fellow shopper to shuck fresh corn on the cob without those pesky corn silks...it really works!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnBF6bv4Oe4
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Re: Shucking Corn the Easy Way!

Post  gwennifer on 8/13/2012, 7:26 pm

That is fantastic! Sooooo going to try this. Thanks for posting!
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Post  gregrenee88 on 8/14/2012, 10:13 am

No way!! That is too cool and so easy. We'll have to give it a try.
Renee good idea
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Post  greatgranny on 8/14/2012, 12:48 pm

Wonder if this would work when roasting the ears. I don't like to microwave food except for an occasional warm up. What say you.
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Post  donnainzone5 on 8/14/2012, 1:24 pm

I've tried the microwave method a couple of times, and it works like a charm!
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Post  cheyannarach on 8/15/2012, 1:33 am

I am excited bounce to try this! Thanks for sharing! Very Happy
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Post  littlesapphire on 8/15/2012, 12:33 pm

Hey, that's very cool!
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Post  CapeCoddess on 8/15/2012, 1:11 pm

Holey mackerel! I just showed everyone in the office and someone just went out to get 2 ears of corn so we can try it!

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Post  littlesapphire on 8/15/2012, 1:16 pm

LOL, let us know how it goes, CC!
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Post  CapeCoddess on 8/15/2012, 3:33 pm

It worked!!! cheers We all cheered and hi-5'd after the cob slipped out. Then we cut it up in pieces and ate it!

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Post  gwennifer on 8/15/2012, 7:55 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:...I just showed everyone in the office and someone just went out to get 2 ears of corn so we can try it!
Sounds like a fun office to work at!
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Post  Chopper on 8/16/2012, 4:40 am

Tried it tonight. Worked perfectly!

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Post  Lindacol on 8/16/2012, 12:11 pm

I tried it last night too. Worked fine til I got to the last one. It was a small ear - the last of this batch of corn. Then I figured out the problem. It only works if you pay attention and cut the right end off.
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Post  CWJones on 8/16/2012, 5:48 pm

What happens to that corn earworm? Shocked

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Post  yolos on 8/16/2012, 5:53 pm

That's what I want to know also CWJ. What about the earworms. I decided not to spray my corn this year and every ear had a worm at the top. I just cut the top off and threw it in boiling water. But I wanted to try the easy shuck method but the thought of the worm cooking was too gross to think about. YUCK!!
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Post  Lindacol on 8/16/2012, 7:56 pm

I had ear worms in my earlier corn harvest in june but there were none in this batch. I imagine the micrwaves would have cooked the worms and then I would have just cut away the area they were in same as before.

I sprayed this last batch with BT as soon as the silks appeared. Looks like maybe that helped.
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Post  Chopper on 8/17/2012, 12:08 am

It is not hard to pull back the top a bit, look for earworms and remove them or even cut that part out before and after. then just close it up again.

I do not have my own corn this year so am using supermarket corn. I have a teeny and limited kitchen so have not even bothered with corn this summer. This method was a godsend.

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Post  sceleste54 on 8/18/2012, 10:10 am

I've always washed ears of corn after shucking, but watching this video and seeing your comments made me think. Due to the growth arrangement, I guess its not really necessary to wash the ears? Kinda like washing a banana after you peel it?? I could have saved myself the extra effort !! Always learning something neat on here !! Laughing

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Post  No_Such_Reality on 8/22/2012, 7:10 pm

Happy to report, the easy shucking method works equally well with corn roasted whole on the grill in the husk.

Take it off, slice the end, grab and a shake and out comes the corn cob with no silk and no burning hands.

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Re: Shucking Corn the Easy Way!

Post  cheyannarach on 8/22/2012, 7:39 pm

We tried this the other night first two we did 8 minutes and the second round we did 6 minutes and we liked the 6 minutes better because is was much snappier. It's hard to judge the length of time because everyones microwaves are different! Very Happy
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Post  greatgranny on 8/22/2012, 8:08 pm

@No_Such_Reality wrote:Happy to report, the easy shucking method works equally well with corn roasted whole on the grill in the husk.

Take it off, slice the end, grab and a shake and out comes the corn cob with no silk and no burning hands.

Thanks for posting this. I was hoping it would work. Wait until I share this with my kids and grandkids. They will love the ease of roasting corn. Smile
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Re: Shucking Corn the Easy Way!

Post  gwennifer on 6/17/2013, 10:25 am

I nearly forgot about the corn on the cob I'd bought to prepare as a side dish for my dinner last night and was grateful for this method. Had the corn cooked and table ready for everyone in 8 minutes - no waiting for a huge pot of water to boil. Love it.
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