I spent 2 years of my childhood in a rural area surrounded by fields of corn (yup, you guessed it, it was Nebraska). We went to a corn festival and had sweet buttered corn on the cob and tamales.
Then I started wondering what do they do with corn husks besides make tamales? They dry like paper so there must be some market for them, right? I googled it. Turns out you can save the husks and use them for stocks and soup, and you can even use the silks for a light and sweet corn flavor in salads or with a veggie dish. Love it!
Corn pudding in husks
“You can make sweet corn pudding in dried corn husks.”