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How to Remove Corn Silk

How to Remove Corn Silk

Remove the husk and majority of silk by grabbing the tuft of silk at the top of the corn or by pinching the husk between two fingers. Pull down and away from the ear of corn. Repeat until all the husk and the majority of the silk are gone.

Then, grab a stiff-bristled brush, like a vegetable brush, or a toothbrush. Starting at the top of the ear of corn, brush downward, in one direction, around the entire corn ear. Going around once or twice is all that’s necessary. The bristles will grab the strands and yank them off. You don’t even have to wash the corn after. Its getting placed in boiling water or over hot coals/burners.


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