Inside: Love corn on the cob but hate dealing with corn silk? Check out the easy way to remove corn silk from the cob. It only takes a few seconds with this simple trick. It really is the best way to remove corn silk.
I love cooking corn on the cob during the summer. It's so yummy to have either straight from the cob or to make in a salad. The only thing I don't like about corn on the cob is the corn silk that tends to cling to the corn on the cob. It's really tough to get them all off the cob. The corn silk often gets caught in my teeth when eating corn on the cob. I sometimes find it in the corn salads that I make, it looks almost as though a hair got into the salad. So I was thrilled when I found this easy way to remove corn silk from the cob.
To easily remove corn silk you don't need a fancy corn silk remover, just a rubber glove. I use these disposable gloves from Amazon, but you could also get some reusable kind and keep them just for working with food. The dollar store usually has them for $1 so they don't have to be expensive. The rubber gloves have just a little bit of stickiness that helps easily collect all of the corn silk.
To start, you will want to pull back and remove the husk from the corn on the cob. Grab the silk part at the top and pull slowly. Continue around the cob until you have removed all of the leaves. Break the husks off at the base and discard all of the husks.
Once you remove all the husks you will still have plenty of corn silk on the corn on the cob. To remove the corn silk put on the rubber glove and gently run your hand over the corn on the cob a few times. The friction from the glove will easily remove the corn silk from the cob. The corn silk tends to stick and get removed easier from the stickiness of the glove. It only takes a few seconds to get off most of the extra corn silk.
When you have most of the silk removed you can wash the corn on the cob off in the sink and remove any last bits of corn silk. Then set the corn on the cob aside. Once you finish each ear of corn then you can cook or use the corn like you normally would.
This easy way to remove corn silk makes it much faster to make corn on the cob. It really is the best way to remove corn silk from the cob. Want to learn how to easily cook corn on the cob? Check out this simple way to cook corn on the cob in the crock pot.