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What to do with leftover corn husks and silks?

What can I do with corn husks and silks, aside from throwing them away?

asked by Marian Bull over 4 years ago

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HalfPint

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added over 4 years ago

Compost them if that option is available for you.
Before I ever knew about composting. I would throw the silks and the husks into the leaves and grass clipping pile to be bagged up and hauled away by my city.

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added over 4 years ago

tamales! or this sounds yummy: http://www.nytimes.com...

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added over 4 years ago

Make stock with the corn husks and cobs. Or corn husk dolls if you're feeling crafty! : )

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ChefJune

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added over 4 years ago

I make stock with the cobs, but not so much the husks. They go to compost.

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added over 4 years ago

Here's another idea from Ideas in Food -- roast your husks and then infuse milk or cream with them. They suggest corn husk caramel; I'll bet panna cotta would be interesting too. http://blog.ideasinfood...

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added over 4 years ago

If the silk isn't dried out and brown, it's tasty! You can make tea with it or chop it up (so it doesn't choke you) and use it like a fresh herb (in vegetable or grain salads, for example). It doesn't have a strong flavor - sweet and a little corny. It's supposed to have health benefits and is used in herbal medicine too.

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added over 4 years ago

I would also make stock with the cobs. I keep the stock in the freezer and heat it up for blanching other vegetables.

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added over 4 years ago

You could even dry the husks and silks and use them to stovetop-smoke something.

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added over 4 years ago

Husks, Silks and De-Kerneled corn cob recipe on site for another idea: http://food52.com/recipes...

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added over 4 years ago

I lay the clean husks and silk on the bottom of the pot that I'm cooking the corn in. It's supposed to give the cor more flavor. Then I should be staining the liquid for stock, I suppose.

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SKK
added over 4 years ago

Makes great soup!
http://food52.com/recipes...

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added over 4 years ago

Exactly, SKK! Your soup recipe is what inspired my recipe :)

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