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Removing corn cob hair

Does anyone have a method for removing the hair on a corn cob. This is for canning a large amount of corn, so the microwave method won't do.

  • Catherine Smith
    Catherine Smith Fredericksburg, VA
    on Sep 4, 2013

    Use an old, clean toothbrush or nail brush under running water to remove the silk. You should get most of it when you shuck the cob, but this will remove almost all the fine silk that sometimes gets caught between the rows of corn and in your teeth. LOL I have to be nosey and ask why you are canning corn? You can get a fresher tasting product both in ears and cut off corn kernels by freezing. It's a lot less labor intensive.

  • Lorna Maedke
    Lorna Maedke
    on Sep 4, 2013

    Thank you. I used a micro rag, and it worked pretty good, but I will try the toothbrush next batch.

  • Nancy Dean Davis
    Nancy Dean Davis Circleville, OH
    on Sep 5, 2013

    Great I never thought of a tooth brush. Thanks!

  • Suzanne Lawson
    Suzanne Lawson Eminence, KY
    on Feb 5, 2015

    Better late than never :-) How to shuck an ear of corn with ease. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNSGwiAgbck

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