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Today: Don't let corn silk come between you and the perfect ear of corn -- here's how to remove those sticky strands.
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We’re not ashamed of our food obsessions -- there are some things we’ll just never get sick of. (Hi kale.) And when you love something as much as a twitterpated teen does, you talk about it. All. Of. The. Time.
Try removing the silk with a nail brush or a soft dish brush as Monita does.
Opt for a dedicated vegetable brush (for corn or mushrooms) like Dona and kimhw recommend.
Skip the specialty brushes: Miznic uses a toothbrush, "usually picked up for about 99 cents."
Pegreen suggests the microwave method: “Cut a small slice off the stem end of un-husked ear of corn. Put a few ears in microwave on high for 30 seconds, the husk and silk should come off more easily. Then cook corn as desired.”
Tell us: What are your tricks for removing corn silk?