I remember sitting on my front porch as a kid assigned to shuck the corn for dinner. I grew up in Montana, but not on a farm or in the country, just the regular neighborhood. So shucking corn was not an everyday thing, but an occasional memory.
It’s a simple memory, but one of those that kinda stuck with me as I grew up. It was easy. It was with my family. It was summer.
I’ve done plenty of corn shucking since, and thanks to my Dad, here’s the easiest way to shuck corn.
Chop off both ends of your corn.
Slice the husk all the way to the corn.
Peel the husk off.
Gripping the end with all the hairs, twist the corn to loosen the hairs and remove them.
And lastly, bring the pot of water and corn to boil on the stove. Once it’s boiling on high heat, cover, lower the temperature to simmer, and set the timer for 8 minutes. After you timer goes off, remove your corn and eat up!
I can’t wait for summer corn to arrive!