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

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  1. Use a dish towel or a vegetable brush.

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    1. re: acgold7

      Before cooking or afer as suggested by sherriberry??

      1. re: mucho gordo

        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.

        1. re: acgold7

          Thanks, acgold7. Sounds like a winner to me.

    2. 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.

      1. 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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        1. re: mexivilla

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

        2. 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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          1. re: JEN10

            No further cooking or boiling in water???

              1. re: jaykayen

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

                1. re: mucho gordo

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