Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Lifehack That Works: Corn on the cob

Yeah, yeah, everyone has a lifehack for everything can't just live your life, you've got to hack your life to make it better.  But you know what, a lot of those hacks just don't work, or are so cumbersome that they're not worth it.

I've collected some Lifehacks for Corn on the cob that ACTUALLY work, like work in the way that this is the way that I now deal with corn on the cob.

Lifehack That Works #1: Cooking

There have been a few hacks for this, but the one that I found works best is to throw the corn in the microwave and hit it for 4-minutes an ear.  You're golden.

Don't husk it, don't soak it in water for 30 minutes, don't wrap it in wet paper towel, just toss it in there.

Lifehack That Works #2: Removing the Silk

Remember, you didn't husk the corn

Step 1: Cut off the end

Step 2: Grab the end with the silk and pull out

Step 3: Seriously this was all that remained!

Lifehack That Works #3 & #4:  Cutting and Collecting

Grab your electric knife and your bundt pan, that's all you need

Stick the small end in the middle - no fuss, no muss

Seriously these hacks work and don't do it the old way, I've tried everything - seriously I have, and this is by and far the easiest way.  I am able to do a half dozen ears of corn in no more than 5 minutes, it's that quick - and the more you do it the more confident you'll be.

Now a few hints:  Get an Ove Glove  and plastic gloves, it will make handling the corn that much easier.  I've always struggled with how to hold the corn, with an Ove Glove it's simple.

Hurry, summer is almost over, get out there and eat some corn before they turn it into a Maze!

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