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user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
17th Jun '13
Quoting E☮M♥M♫A:" I usually shuck my corn when I first put the water on the stove to boil. And I guess I'm a weirdo at ... [snip!] ... at the grocery store...I don't shuck it there, but I do open up the top to make sure it looks like a good piece of corn, lol."

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user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
17th Jun '13

I thought of it cuz yesterday we had a BBQ and I stopped at the market on the way. They had a deal on corn like 12 ears for $1.88. There were around 6 people standing there shucking it and I'm just putting it in the bag directly. They all stared at me like I was the crazy one lol. :/

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
17th Jun '13

I was always taught to shuck it at the store if there is a bin. It always tasted fine when I cooked it!

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
17th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jillynne:</b>" :shock: people shuck corn at the grocery store? :?"</blockquote>



Every grocery store I have gone to has big trash cans next to the corn because quite a few people do choose to shuck it before they buy it.

eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3472 posts
17th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jillynne:</b>" :shock: people shuck corn at the grocery store? :?"</blockquote>




Right?? I find the SUPER odd. Like does anyone peel their potatos there too?

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
17th Jun '13
Quoting Pusherman:" <blockquote><b>Quoting *Mayhem*:</b>" We were always told to shuck our corn to make ... [snip!] ... Idk. I just see it the same as like peeling onions or garlic at the store, or bananas. Or chopping a melon in half. Etc."


LOL Well I think it's easier to tell if the other stuff is bad. Melons you can knock on and listen to see if they're gonna be mushy. Bananas have their color, onions or garlic will get soft, apples have worm holes, etc. Corn doesn't have any of that, if that makes sense. And as a side note, we don't buy corn if we don't plan on eating it that night...in other words it doesn't stay in our fridge shucked for days. :P

user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
17th Jun '13

Can we all just take a moment to appreciate the fact that the most active thread this morning is about corn? Lmao.

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
17th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting *Mayhem*:</b>" LOL Well I think it's easier to tell if the other stuff is bad. Melons you can knock on and listen to ... [snip!] ... we don't buy corn if we don't plan on eating it that night...in other words it doesn't stay in our fridge shucked for days. :P"</blockquote>



fair enough! I mean I'm not losing sleep over it lol. Or trying to sound mean. I thought maybe it was a regional (New England) thing cuz I had never seen people do it before and was wondering why.

E☮M♥M♫A 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Tennessee 2643 posts
17th Jun '13
Quoting Pusherman:" <blockquote><b>Quoting *Mayhem*:</b>" LOL Well I think it's easier to tell if the ... [snip!] ... mean. I thought maybe it was a regional (New England) thing cuz I had never seen people do it before and was wondering why."


I haven't seen anyone shucking their corn at the stores around here. Nor in the other states I have lived. (FL, GA, TN, and WV)

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
17th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting The Andromeda Strain:</b>" Can we all just take a moment to appreciate the fact that the most active thread this morning is about corn? Lmao."</blockquote>



Lol! Corn is one of my favorite things about summer :)

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
17th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting E☮M♥Mea♫A:</b>" I haven't seen anyone shucking their corn at the stores around here. Nor in the other states I have lived. (FL, GA, TN, and WV)"</blockquote>



:s
Yeah I've lived in 3 countries and in NY and Maine and didnt see it anywhere til I moved to Maine. In Lebanon it's really popular but they cook it in fire with the husk on. In Iraq we boil it.

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
17th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Pusherman:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting *Mayhem*:</b>" LOL Well I think it's easier to tell if the ... [snip!] ... mean. I thought maybe it was a regional (New England) thing cuz I had never seen people do it before and was wondering why."</blockquote>




I would say it is a regional thing. I am in mass and that's how it's done here. But honestly I will peel it and not use it for a couple of days, never had an issue.

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
17th Jun '13

I guess I've never gone grocery shopping in any other states to know lol I don't take offense to your opinion on it whatsoever...in fact, I had no idea people boil the corn in the husk so it was interesting to me. I'm actually from ND...and here they bring out the big garbage cans like other people have said...it's interesting to me that nobody does it other places lol

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
17th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rebekah Garden x3:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Pusherman:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting *Mayhem*:</b>" ... [snip!] ... am in mass and that's how it's done here. But honestly I will peel it and not use it for a couple of days, never had an issue."</blockquote>shu




It's ok. You can still be a good person and shuck your corn at the store. :)



OK OK...new corn question. Do you guys salt your boiling water??? I was taught to never add salt cuz it will make the kernels too firm, and use sugar instead. Then after its done when you butter it you can add salt/pepper/whatevs.

user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
17th Jun '13
Quoting Pusherman:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Rebekah Garden x3:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Pusherman:</b>" ... [snip!] ... will make the kernels too firm, and use sugar instead. Then after its done when you butter it you can add salt/pepper/whatevs."


I still salt it, but the important thing in boiling corn is not letting it get to a real hard boil. That's what dries it out/makes it too firm, etc. I salt butter and pepper the water and I usually let it cook for well over an hour in a light rolling boil. They always come out tender and juicy.