Fresh corn on the cob using the microwave to de-silk and de-husk.
This promised that a quick four minute trip through the microwave would have my corn sliding right out of the husk silk-free. Tonight I was making some delicious corn and butter bean fritters and had 7 ears of fresh corn from the farmer's market to cut off the cob. I don't mind the husking, it is just the silks that drive me to tears. Two ears in I remembered I had pinned this trick.
It worked like a charm. Four minutes was perfect--five was too long. I don't have much to say about it because it was so easy! Not one single silk was left. I was amazed!
|Extreme close up! See!! No silks!|
|A plate of fresh butter bean and corn fritters. Yum!|
Total time: 20 minutes (4 min per ear--I'm not THAT bad at math! Remember, I was two ears in before I started this trick.)
Final verdict: Very awesome trick. I will definitely be using this again. And again. And again.