Okay, corn season is here. Grocers are selling corn on the cob, shucked or shuck your own. Shuck your own is cheaper (about half the price) and not that difficult if you know what you’re doing.

Cut the bottoms off.

Peel the stalks from the top, removing all green and the bulk of the silk that can we swiped by the handful.

The silk that remains is the tricky part.

In the past, I would hand-pick each silk thread that was halfway stuck between the kernels, which took a long time and many times led me in future to buy pre-shucked corn. But the grocer didn’t always get all the silk removed either.

So now I discovered that after green stalks and bulk of silk is swiped away, I take each ear, holding it with both hands and using a wringing motion with each hand going in the opposite direction, rolling the ear back and forth, I am able to quickly remove all silk threads – even the stubborn ones.

Give it a try. Saves you money when you do it yourself.


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