Does anyone else out there HATE shucking corn? The husk never seems to come off easily, and no matter how hard you try, corn husks end up everywhere. Not to mention those pesky silky strings that will just not.come.off.the.corn. However, now that I learned a new technique, I will NEVER shuck corn again!
The secret technique? Use your microwave to cook the corn, and the husks will slide right off, leaving you with a clean, silk-free cobb. No more shucking corn or big pots of boiling water. Just throw it in the microwave and press start. Seriously, it’s that easy.
Place the ears of corn in the microwave and cook on high heat for 4 minutes per ear of corn.* Use a sharp knife to chop off the large end of the ear, and gently slide the husk off of the corn.
*I’ve only used this technique to make 2 ears of corn at a time. If you make more than 2 at a time, just watch the time carefully so you don’t overcook the corn.
Source: Deep South Dish