Getting all the silk when shucking corn : LUSENET : Cooking & Crafts : One Thread

Got a few ears of trucked in corn yesterday and figured out how to get all the silk of when shucking. Take a knife and cut the tassle end off , then make four two inch long slits in the shuck from the cut tassle end toward the cob butt . The slits wil be like North, South , East and West around the shuck. Next peel back a quarter section of shuck at the end and twist the slit seperated piece like a hand rolled cigarette around the silk and shuck it. Most all the silk will come with the shuck. repeat on the other three sections and rinse.

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (, April 23, 2002


Wow, great tip! I will be trying it. I never mind shucking corn, it is that darn silk that gets on my nerves!

-- Karen (, April 23, 2002.

I don't mind the silk, it is a great kidney cleanser. All the parts of the plant have a purpose. MMMMMMMM love that sweet corn.

-- Marilyn in CO (, April 23, 2002.

I cook ears of corn shuck and all in microwave. No other wrapping. Makes delicious flavor and when the shuck is pulled off the silks come with it.


-- Marie (, April 23, 2002.

I never thought about putting the whole thing in the mic. great idea.

-- Melinda (, April 23, 2002.


Thanks , I try the nuke. I use this way when oven roasting a shucked ear

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (, April 23, 2002.

Thanks Marily, I figured they had another pupose, I've also heard they're good for your hair.

-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (, April 24, 2002.

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