Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Easy Method For Husking and Silking Corn on the Cob

This time of year I love serving fresh corn on the cob. But I hate getting the husks and the silks off. Hate it!

But I have discovered a simple technique that makes cooking and husking easy. Just follow these easy steps and you will be nibbling on corn on the cob in no time!
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place corn (husks and all) on a cookie sheet.
  • Heat in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for a couple of minutes.
  • Start peeling off husks. You will find that they are super easy to remove and the silk (that dreaded silk!) practically slides right off! (And I have been known to use an oven mitt for this if I'm in a hurry and can't wait for it to cool a little.)


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Jaina said...

Thanks for the tip, I will definitely keep this in mind. :)

EntertainingMom said...

I may try that. I love my method though. Send corn and kids outside. It's an activity... kids have fun and I do nothing! :)

Mari said...

Wow - I never heard of this method but will definitely give it a try!

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

I've done it this way twice now. The first time it came out great, but the second time, the corn was tough. I figure it was just bad corn. It definitely works for getting the silk off easily!

Rebekah said...

I'll have to try this. Thanks for the tip

SouthernYank said...

We use the microwave...same results. Put the corn in for 6 min (turn over after 3 min) and the silks and husks come off clean! Can't miss. We put up to 6 in at a time.