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Old 09-07-2018, 12:20 PM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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I dunno. I like to wash my corn before I cook it. Just in case there are any critters inside.
They'd just make it crunchy....
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Old 09-08-2018, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Florida
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You did notice that in all the videos they’re using oven mitts, hot pads, or towels, right?
Never saw a video but after that first time, wish I had
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Old 09-08-2018, 08:50 AM
 
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Never saw a video but after that first time, wish I had

You did notice that in the pictures he's using oven mitts, right?
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:32 AM
 
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Seems like an interesting trick. Though I know with my mom, it would be "you're wasting corn" when you cut off that end. She'd consider my time shucking and silking much less valuable than those extra kernels.
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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My husband recently passed but this is how he did his corn for about the last 5 yrs of his life. I started doing mine that way also (I don't eat as much corn on the cob as he did). It generally comes out perfect for me every time.
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Old 09-08-2018, 11:03 AM
 
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I've seen those videos before and I don't get the whole cutting the end off thing. I just put the corn in the microwave unshucked and just shuck it when it comes out. I hold the corn with a towel wrapped around it and shuck as normal and the silk comes away with the husk. I've done that since microwaves came out decades ago. It never occurred to me to make a video of it, LOL!
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Old 09-08-2018, 02:53 PM
 
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Making corn relish tomorrow will definitely use this hack to shuck 2 dozen ears of corn.
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Old 09-08-2018, 08:04 PM
 
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They'd just make it crunchy....
I suppose a little extra protein wouldn't hurt, but just the thought. Ugh!
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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I've seen those videos before and I don't get the whole cutting the end off thing. I just put the corn in the microwave unshucked and just shuck it when it comes out. I hold the corn with a towel wrapped around it and shuck as normal and the silk comes away with the husk. I've done that since microwaves came out decades ago. It never occurred to me to make a video of it, LOL!
Me, too. No point in cutting off the end.

It tastes better this way...boiling/steaming just waters it down somehow.

I've been doing it this way for 7+ years.
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Old 09-08-2018, 10:32 PM
 
Location: NOT in the Land of lollipops & unicorns...I live in reality.
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I had previously posted a video on different food hacks. I seemed to remember there was one for shucking fresh corn on the cobb. I Googled it and found this one. I am going to try it tonight!

https://food-hacks.wonderhowto.com/h...reads-0137858/
This same 'hack' works really great on garlic, too. 30 sec in the microwave and the skins fall off in your hands.
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