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Old 10-14-2011, 10:28 PM   #1
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Stop Shucking That Corn

Here's a pretty neat trick:


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Old 10-14-2011, 11:47 PM   #2
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I'll be trying that one!
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:53 AM   #3
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I have microwaved corn on the cob before, but didn't know that neat trick for shucking it! Cool!
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Old 10-15-2011, 01:06 AM   #4
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Awww, shucks..
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:47 AM   #5
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Pretty slick if you don't mind losing the handle and a few kernels.
I always grill my corn on the cob. I'm going to see if it works if the corn is grilled. Maybe tonight.
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:07 AM   #6
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Pretty slick if you don't mind losing the handle and a few kernels.
I always grill my corn on the cob. I'm going to see if it works if the corn is grilled. Maybe tonight.
After thinking of the physical properties of the unshucked corn and what happens during it's being microwaved, I think that the tiny silk attachment points must be steamed away from the corn and thus release one from the other.

I can only imagine that grilling it would also work in the same way. I look forward to hearing what happens with your experiment!
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:14 AM   #7
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My only concern with grilling is that the husk dries out somewhat, but only the outer layers. Also, the silk tuft tends to burn. I can't see the insides changing that much.
We'll see. I know the roadside stand still has fresh corn for sale, at least they did yesterday. I'll pick up a few ears this afternoon and give it a try tonight.
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:42 AM   #8
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I'll be interested in seeing the grilling results too. I'd think it would work, since the parts that don't burn would be steamed and I think that's all that's going on when in the microwave. I know when I grill corn it's always all steamy inside.
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:40 AM   #9
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Shucking corn is always so messy. I'm really looking forward to sliding the ear out and having an intact husk and one end to throw away. Well, the end will go to the chickens.
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:58 AM   #10
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Dang! I almost feel stupid for treasuring my Progressive brand plastic ware for microwave steaming pairs of shucked cobs. I'll have to give this a try, while the last of summer's corn crop remains on offer at my markets. At an outdoor grill, I think I'd be sorely tempted to fling this thing at Uncle Fred like a projectile missile. It'd be way too cool to watch the cob fly out of its silo husk!
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