A video making the rounds on Facebook that shows a corn cob, cooked in the husk and sliding out of the husk after the end was sliced off, inspires MLive reporter Rosemary Parker to demonstrate the process in a video.
“I love fresh-from-the-field sweet corn but removing the husk before cooking is such a bother,” said Parker. “Especially when one cooks a dozen ears or more at a time, as I do. The pile of leftover husks take up space in the garbage, and corn silk winds up stuck to the floor and counters and cob.”
Parker first tried boiling six fresh ears, husk and all, in water and slicing off the ends of the cobs after cooking. All six cobs slid easily from the bottoms of the husk, clean of silk and ready to eat.
At her work office, Parker cooked an ear of corn for two minutes in a microwave oven and then sliced off the stem end of the cob. The cob slid out of the tightly wrapped husk, neatly bundle for disposal.