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This No-Fail Method Guarantees You Always Pick the Best Corn


With summer fast approaching, it’s time to hone your corn-picking skills because everyone’s favorite yellow veggie is sure to make an appearance as a major cookout side in the upcoming months.

Corn is such a versatile vegetable. You can wrap it in foil and set it right on the grill, or you can slather it with butter the old-fashioned way. Add it to your salsa for a sweet surprise in every bite, or bake it with cheese and let it sit as a tortilla chip dip. The opportunities are endless!

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That said, when you’re confronted with a looming pile of un-shucked corn at the grocery store, the thought of peeling back the husks ear by ear until you find a dozen or so corn cobs that look promising is not so appealing. And there’s nothing worse than getting your kitchen all dirty while peeling and boiling your produce haul, only to bite into an ear and find out it’s not so sweet.

So take the guesswork out of shopping this summer by following these three simple steps. If you watch the helpful video below, you’ll be able to pick a good ear in five seconds flat. We guarantee it!

Watch the video below and you’ll be picking corn like a pro!

h/t PureWow

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