The Quickest and Easiest Way to Remove the Husk and Silk from Corn on the Cob
Almost everyone wants to spend the summer enjoying fresh corn on the cob. This vegetable is absolutely delicious, but it really makes you work for the taste.
Whether you buy it straight from the farm stand or even from the grocery store, it means that it comes wrapped in its husk and trailing silk.
The process of elimination of both takes time, and while it is definitely worth it, sometimes we just do not have the minutes or the patience to do it.
These are the moments when one would rather turn to frozen kernels. However, do not do this, because there is an easy, amazing trick you can use that involve a surprising appliance: the microwave.
Here is the trick we are talking about, which is by the way, mind-blowing, demonstrated by America’s Test Kitchen.
Isn’t this cool? Here is a recap of the very same method:
1. Slice off the tip one inch above the last row of kernels. Begin from the stalk end.
2. Put it on a plate and then put the plate in the microwave for two to four minutes.
3. Take the corn by the uncut end, and then shake and squeeze. The husk and silk will slide out easily.
As we can see, this trick is doable thanks to the magic of microwave steam.
Have you heard about it previously? Do you think it is a good trick?