Remove Husk From Sweet Corn
I didn’t believe it myself at first. I saw pictures online, read the instructions and thought yeah right, you can’t dehusk sweet corn like that and have it work. But there is a easy way, to remove the husk from sweet corn!
Until I went and canned corn and had a ton of ears to dehusk. Then I was willing to give it a try. Two boxes of sweet corn worth. That’s 18 jars pints of corn. Who has time to dehusk them one by one and hope the silk comes off. Not me.
Do You Need to Wash Corn After Dehusking?
There may be a few silks left, so washing may help remove them and any dirt. So yes, wash the corn.
Can You Use a Steak Knife to Cut the Corn Cob?
The corn cob is pretty hard. We recommend a large knife or chef knife to cut the corn cob. If the corn cob is hot to the touch, use an oven mitt to keep it steady. If needed, place the corn on a towel to prevent it moving.
How To Dehusk Sweet Corn
- ears of sweet corn As many as you want to eat
- Place 2 ears of corn into the microwave at a time.
- Microwave for 6 minutes at 1200 power (adjust time if your microwave power is less. you may need to cook longer)
- With an oven mitt, remove from the microwave and place on the cutting board.
- With your chef knife (good heavy knife), cut off the end that connects to the corn stalk.
- Take your mitt and place it on the tassel end and squeeze the cob out of the leaves. Once you get a little bit out, you can take the knife and use it as a little leveraged as you push the corn out. (stab the corn and hold it down while pulling the corn stalk)
- The corn will come out and have little to no silk on it.
- Your sweet corn will also be cooked and ready to eat. If not, cook it, in your Instant Pot.