Sweet corn pudding cooked in husks
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Sweet corn pudding cooked in husks

What Else Do You Do With Corn Husks Besides Make Tamales?

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
Corn pudding in husks
Husks
Husks
“You can make sweet corn pudding in dried corn husks.”
Calla lilies from corn husks
Calla lilies from corn husks
Corn silk is edible
Corn silk is edible
Mmm tamales
Mmm tamales
You can make a sweet corn stock
You can make a sweet corn stock