Easy Way to Shuck Corn

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corn on the cobI recently saw a video on Facebook showing someone shucking corn that looked really easy and eliminated all of the silk being stuck to the corn cob. I thought I would give it a try. I wasn't able to shake the corn out of the husk like they did on the video, but I did find that I was left with almost no silk to remove. Here's how I did it:


Cut the stem end off the cob with a sharp knife. Be sure to cut far enough up the cob that the entire end is removed and you can see corn kernels.

cut off end


Pull the husk away from the cob at the cut end. Hold the cob tightly at the opposite end, pulling the husk and silk away from the cob, working your way to the other end. The husk and silk will stay together, leaving less mess.

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pull back husk


Remove any silk that is still on the cob and rinse off the corn.

shucked corn



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September 7, 20140 found this helpful

Definately going to try this!

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September 20, 20140 found this helpful

You have to cut the boiled or microwaved cob at exactly the largest diameter spot. Then grab the hairy end where it narrows down, and give it a good and hard squeeze. If you squeeze hard enough, the cob will emerge from the husk. If your hands can't squeeze hard enough, squeeze as hard as you can manage while shaking the cob with the cut end down.


After a few seconds, the cob will emerge. Grab it and pull. You wind up with a clean cob with no silk, and the entire husk in one piece, plus the cut stem end. Much cleaner and a lot faster. I have not used the slow and messy methods for decades.

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