View Full Version : How to remove corn "silks" easily?

07-09-2003, 06:45 AM
I love using fresh corn-on-the-cob for recipes that call for corn kernels, but hate trying to get all of the "silks" removed. There are always some I miss and they end up in the recipe. Does anyone have a handy tip for removing ALL of the husk/silks?

07-09-2003, 07:08 AM
I have had success with a dry paper towel or cotton dish towel rubbed briskly up and down, round and round the ear of corn...but you still have to check for the little guys that are stuck between rows!

And you know, those tell-tale bits of silk prove you've used fresh corn!;)

07-09-2003, 07:28 AM
I have better luck with a damp paper towel.

07-09-2003, 07:54 AM
I always just pull off all those easy to remove when I remove the husk, then scrub under running water with a vegetable brush.

07-09-2003, 07:57 AM
Originally posted by mcraig13
I have better luck with a damp paper towel.
Michele, I couldn't help but notice you are in Richmond, which is where I'm from, and we are the same age. Did you grow up there?

07-09-2003, 01:46 PM
Julie--I sent you a pm--figured we would bore everyone else with talk of Richmond.