Silking Corn On The Cob Quickly

It's time to harvest and put up your summer veggies! One of the most dreaded tasks is husking and silking corn on the cob. I have a suggestion to make that chore a real breeze! You can silk a single ear of corn in 30 seconds by using an air compressor.

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Shuck the corn, pass it off to your helper who has the air compressor nozzle in hand, and simply blow the silks away. I timed my son this weekend, and the longest it took was 45 seconds. The ears came to me clean as a whistle!

By Brenda from Greenville, AL

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That would be good if I had an air compressor, not many households have them.

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Luckily a lot of stores and farmers' markets around where I live have boxes, etc. near the corn which allows you to shuck and de-silk the corn right there, leaving the mess at the store!

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Here is a link to the best way I have seen to cook and de-silk corn cobs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YMkGDa184M&feature=share

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