Shucking and Removing Silk from Corn

You can shuck corn quickly and easily without silk strings. Microwave corn cobs for 8 minutes. Cut off the stem end at the widest part. Grab the cob at the top end with an oven mitt and squeeze hard. You may have to shake it a bit, until the cob slides down and out.

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By Helmut from Black Diamond, Alberta

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A Doctor informed me that cooking corn this way allows the chemicals farmers use in aerial spraying to prevent weevils, borers and other pests to be cooked into the corn. The chemicals are dried into the husks and silks. He advised always remove the husks and silks before cooking. This way the corn is perfectly safe to eat.

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