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How to get fresh corn kernels off the cob

This easy method gets fresh corn kernels off the cob in four simple steps

Fine Cooking Issue 52
Photos: Sarah Jay
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When buying corn, there’s one absolute rule: never buy it already shucked. Though it may seem convenient, this trick hides the evidence of old corn: dried cuts on the stems, lackluster husks, and wilting silk.


 Instead, refrigerate your corn in the husk and shuck it just before cooking. See below for a quick method, and watch our video tip for a trick for removing especially stubborn silks.

Looking for fresh corn recipes? Browse our Top 10 Corn Recipes slideshow, and our recipe slideshow, Fresh Corn Fast.


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