- To shuck corn, pull outer husks down the ear to the base. Snap off husks and stem at base.
Snap off husks and stem at base.
- Strip away silk from corn by hand.
Remove any stray strands of silk.
- Remove any remaining silk with dry vegetable brush. Trim any blemishes from corn and rinse under cold running water.
Scrub the ears with a dry vegetable brush.
- Pour 1 inch of water into large saucepan or skillet. (Do not add salt, as it will make corn tough.) Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add ears; cover. Cook 4 to 7 minutes until kernels are slightly crisp when pierced with fork.
- Remove corn with tongs to warm serving platter.
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