An ear of corn isn’t all that difficult to remove from its husk, but if you don’t do it the right way, you’ll waste time picking out the silky threads that are left behind. If you peel it correctly, it’s possible to avoid them altogether.
We’ve shown you before how to shuck corn with a microwave, and that’s still probably the cleanest method, but you might not have time to microwave each ear for four minutes. If that’s the case, The Kitchn suggests removing all of the outer leaves from the husk, peeling back an inch off the top of the ear, gripping the silky tassel, and pulling everything off with one tug.
If you had a good grip on the tassel, most of the silk should come off the corn as you pull. Is it a sexy trick? No. But it’s easy to remember, and it can save you a lot of time.
How To Shuck Corn Quickly & Cleanly [The Kitchn]