How to shuck corn on the cob

Now that its FINALLY summer time, my family eats corn on the cob constantly! Corn is absolutely one of favorite vegetables especially in the summer time. I love to have it on the BBQ…yum yum!
Even though I am very unsuccessful at growing corn and have FAILED miserably at doing so, I still enjoy eating it!

So, I have seen a few posts around Pinterest on how to shuck your corn without having to deal with the silk.  I will admit I was a little skeptical at first, but it does actually work. Its so easy and a lot less messy!

This process is as easy as 1-2-3

 Step 1: Select your corn…easy right!

Step 2:  Place corn in the microwave for 5 minutes, unshucked.  When done cut off the end of the corn about 1/2 inch from the bottom

Step 3: Get a hot pad and hold vertically and watch with amazement as the corn slips right out of the husk

Taa-Daa!  You have silk free corn!



  1. This is such a good idea. I’ll have to try it next time we eat fresh corn.

  2. Wow, what a great idea. I never thought to try it out. Thanks for sharing this.
    I saw it on tried and true.
    Julie from

  3. I’m so going to be using this!!
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  4. I shuck a lot of corn and in all of these years, never came up with an easy one. This is perfect! Thank you also for stopping by Dial M for Moms and sharing your blog on my first ever Blog Hop! I may not have hit 100 blogs but I was able to meet some amazing bloggers, as you are one of them. Thanks again! Stop by this week for Dial Moms Mondays ( I’d be honored if you shared this post or any of your other ones with my readers! Best Regards–Deb (

  5. Visiting from Tried and True Recipes. I usually shuck corn at the store but I’m going to try this next weekend. Thanks for the tip.

  6. This is the only way we do corn! In fact, I’m so in love with this process I blogged about it right when the weather started getting warmer! Isn’t it the greatest!


  7. you are a miracle worker!

  8. Wow! I will have to try this!

  9. This is brilliant – shucking corn is the pits! I hopped over from Sugar Bee Crafts!

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  10. Genius! Visiting from the blog hop; find me at

  11. Holy cow! I need to try this! Who likes sitting around and shucking corn. Now if there was an easier way to peel potatoes.

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  13. Seriously? It is that easy? Thanks for posting on the Tried and True Recipe Party!

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  16. wow. I wish I had known this for the last 20 years. We wouldn’t have the saying whoever eats the most corn get the most silk! thanks for sharing with us!
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