How to Shuck and Cook Corn Quickly ~ 3 easy steps #Corn #Hack

06/04/2015 12:00 pm · 54 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

How to shuck and cook corn on the cob quickly, in 3 simple steps.  No corn silk will be left, it comes out clean   #Corn, #HowToShuckCornQuickly, #CornOnTheCob

Summer is here which means corn on the cob will be on our dinner table a lot the next few weeks.  We love fresh corn picked from our garden or purchased at the farmers market.  But shucking the corn takes time and my kids hate to do it.  Getting all the corn silk off can be time consuming as well.
How to shuck and cook corn on the cob quickly, in 3 simple steps.  No corn silk will be left, it comes out clean   #Corn, #HowToShuckCornQuickly, #CornOnTheCobDid you know you can both shuck and cook the corn in 3 minutes …. YES in just 3 easy steps you can have  cooked corn on the cob ready to eat.

FIRST step ~ take a sharp knife and chop the end of the cob off.  You want to cut just above the first row of kernels.  Don’t cut the end that has silk coming out  you want to cut the bottom end. Make sure it is above the first row of corn or it will not work.How to shuck and cook corn on the cob quickly, in 3 simple steps.  No corn silk will be left, it comes out clean   #Corn, #HowToShuckCornQuickly, #CornOnTheCobSecond step~ Place the corn  (that you just cut the end off) in the microwave.  Cook for 3 minutes on high heat.  Depending on your microwave you might have to cook it longer or shorter.How to shuck and cook corn on the cob quickly, in 3 simple steps.  No corn silk will be left, it comes out clean   #Corn, #HowToShuckCornQuickly, #CornOnTheCobThird Step ~ pick up the corn with a towel or dish cloth.  Watch out the corn will be HOT.  Hold the top of the corn (part with the silk) firmly with the towel ans squeeze downward.  Give it a little shake, as you squeeze the husk the corn will slide right out of the husk and all the silk will stay in the husk.  You are left with a perfectly cooked cob of corn, ready to cover with butter and eat :).

I assume the same concept would work if you boiled or grilled the corn, but I have not tried it.  This method is perfect for grabbing a quick bite to eat without heating up your kitchen. Cooked and on the plate ready to eat in 3 minutes, such an awesome trick!!!
How to shuck and cook corn on the cob quickly, in 3 simple steps.  No corn silk will be left, it comes out clean   #Corn, #HowToShuckCornQuickly, #CornOnTheCob

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David Diomedes
David Diomedes

I cut up more on the cob not loosing the 'handle' plus when the butter runs in doesn't get on your hand :)

Tina Genny
Tina Genny

I just ate one with my own seasonind, mmm put garlic on it , and Cyanne Pepper butter, salt and pepper, was sooo delicious!!!!Made it the regular way, still the same thing?

Susan Bryant
Susan Bryant

This is a great trick I use all the time. I usually nuke 2 at a time and still do 10 mins

Tara Jenson
Tara Jenson

I did this the last time we had corn on the cob. So easy and so good!

Betsy Keller Boyle
Betsy Keller Boyle

Have done this for several years and there is no going back! Easy peasy! Tastes great too!

Tamara Degner
Tamara Degner

Cut the ends off, put them all in a cooler and pour boiled water on them then shut the lid. It'll steam them and achieve the same goal..

Tammie Harris
Tammie Harris

I have always boiled corn or cooked it on the grill. I have missed so much. Corn done in the microwave has perfect texture and taste. Thank you.

Broderick Isom
Broderick Isom

Tiffani Byron This info wasn't available in the 80s

Sherry Fox Bernstein
Sherry Fox Bernstein

Th8s was one of the best things I ever learned on the internet. I have been doing it for a few years and have done it at least 100 times. I learned to cook it 4 minutes for each ear. 3 ears 12 minutes. Perfection everytime.

Tami Monroe Teaney
Tami Monroe Teaney

My favorite way to cook it. Tried the microwave tonight but will grill next time.

Tami Monroe Teaney
Tami Monroe Teaney

I tried it tonight at our house and it really works. I am not a fan of microwave cooking but this keeps the cooking corn from heating up the house. I have what my family calls "the microwave of hell" so mine only takes 2 minutes for one ear.

Sherry Fox Bernstein
Sherry Fox Bernstein

I have been doing this for over a year and it works every time and it seems the corn is perfect. Somehow the corn is sweet and delicious and sooo easy! The method I learned you cut the bottom off after and it was 4 minutes for 1 ear....8 minutes for 2.....12 minutes for 3 and it is just sooo easy!!!!

Priscilla Fabela
Priscilla Fabela

Oven works too! I usually cut the end after they cook. Either way works :)

Terri Avey Swinhart
Terri Avey Swinhart

Cooked our corn on the grill last weekend and then just cut the end off as suggested.....slick as a whistle!!!! :)

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