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mucho gordo Nov 4, 2011 02:34 PM

Is there an easy way of removing the silk from ears of corn???

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    acgold7 Nov 4, 2011 02:57 PM

    Use a dish towel or a vegetable brush.

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      mucho gordo Nov 4, 2011 03:44 PM

      Before cooking or afer as suggested by sherriberry??

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        acgold7 Nov 4, 2011 04:30 PM

        Either, I guess. I do it before. I just hold in a terrycloth towel and use the other end to rub as I twist. No silk remains, ever.

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          mucho gordo Nov 4, 2011 05:42 PM

          Thanks, acgold7. Sounds like a winner to me.

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      sherriberry Nov 4, 2011 03:07 PM

      Cook w/ husks and silk on in microwave or on grill. Hold hot corn w/ a potholder and use a paper towel to peel husks and silk. Comes off easily and quickly. Do this over a sink or trashcan(or picnic table) to avoid mess.

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        mexivilla Nov 5, 2011 06:03 AM

        My brother just sent me this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnBF6b...
        Since corn season is over in Ontario I can't try it until next year but it looks good. My only comment was that my normal timing is two minutes per cob in my microwave so will probably need a little experimenting.

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          berkleybabe Nov 5, 2011 11:55 AM

          This was amazing!! Can't wait to try next fresh corn season.

        2. JEN10 Nov 5, 2011 06:11 AM

          silks, husks, the whole shabang, 350 oven, 30 minutes, the silks peel off no problem and the corn retains it's corny taste

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            mucho gordo Nov 5, 2011 11:53 AM

            No further cooking or boiling in water???

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              jaykayen Nov 5, 2011 11:56 AM

              water dilutes the taste.

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                mucho gordo Nov 5, 2011 12:15 PM

                AHA!! So that's the reason it doesn't taste right.

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                  JEN10 Nov 7, 2011 05:23 PM

                  This is the tastiest preperation I have used, and so easy. Now I am thinking I should find some corn tomorrow at the market.

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