How to Shuck Corn Without Making a Giant Mess! - The Produce Moms

Learn how to shuck corn without making a mess!

Corn on the cob is one of the yummiest vegetables to throw on the grill during the summer and fall. However, shucking corn on the cob is a chore. Even if you have your kids shuck the corn for you, it’s an added step that nobody enjoys (not to mention the huge mess it makes)!

What if we told you it was possible for anyone to shuck corn like a boss? All it takes is four easy steps and three tools found in every kitchen — a microwave, a sharp knife, and potholders. This method removes all the silk without making a mess! Follow these steps and you too can shuck corn like a boss.

How To Shuck Corn on the Cob Without Making a Giant Mess!
How to Shuck Corn Like A Boss Using a Microwave

  1. With a sharp knife, remove the fat end, straight through the husk and corn.
  2. Place cut corn in the microwave for 2-4 minutes.
  3. Using potholders, remove the corn from the microwave.
  4. Squeeze the opposite end (careful it’s still hot) and shake out the corn. Voila! A perfectly clean ear of corn, ZERO silk attached!

Yup, it really is that easy! Just repeat the process for each ear of corn you are going to serve.

Now that you know the secret to perfectly shucked corn, it’s time to get grilling!

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Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms, a lifestyle media brand and community of passionate fresh produce advocates with a mission to inspire everyone, especially children, to eat more fruits and vegetables. For ten years Lori sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States. Today, Lori and her team are fully focused on educating consumers about fresh produce, introducing them to produce brands, engaging the produce industry with consumers in inspiring conversations, and promoting public policy to protect and increase the availability of fresh produce at American schools. Her work has been featured on,, Huff Post, Real Simple Magazine, US Kids Magazines, GQ Magazine, Hallmark Channel as well as ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC affiliates throughout the US. Lori is the host of The Produce Moms Podcast, a seasoned Keynote Speaker, a recipient of many produce industry accolades (including Produce Business 40 Under 40, Vance Agribusiness 40 Under 40, and The Packer 25), and is currently writing her first book. Lori resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband Chip, their two sons Joe & Mac, and their Great Dane.

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