Did you see that pin floating around Pinterest about microwaving corn on the cob in the husk? How the silk would slip right off? I was skeptical! I’ve dug little strings of cornsilk out of boiled corn plenty of times, only to leave enough to floss my teeth with!
But in the spirit of adventure (and the fact that the ears were 16 cents apiece!) I decided to try it.
First I peeled off the thick, dark green layers, leaving only a thin covering. See the outline of the kernels?
Next I rinsed them off and cut the outside husk off.
Put them on a damp paper towel on a plate in alternate directions:
I microwaved on high for 2 minutes; turned them over and did 2 more minutes. Let them cool in the microwave about 5 minutes (so you can handle them), then peel the husk off. The moisture holds the silks together, stuck to the husk!
I like mine with butter– ahh, simple, golden deliciousness!