Removing Corn from the Cob (Plus a Bonus YouTube Video) | Tuesday’s Tip of the Day!
Before you opt for frozen corn kernels, in peak corn season especially, let me take the fear and question out of cutting your own straight from the cob! And, to make this process even easier, I encourage you to check out my “Removing Corn Kernels” YouTube Video on my channel The Table Together with Tiffany Lewis.
Step 1: Husk and Prepare
- Over your compost bin or damp paper towels, remove the husk and threads from each ear of corn. The damp paper towel catches the threads and makes cleanup a synch!
Step 2: Prepare
- Line a baking sheet with a damp paper towel neatly folded in the middle. Using a serrated knife, stand the corn on the damp towel and working form the top down, cut away the kernels. Go just deep enough to remove the entire kernel but not so deep where you get the tough “root.” The baking sheet catches the kernels from making a mess of your work station, the damp towel keeps the corn from slipping as you cut, and the the teeth of the serrated knife grip onto each corn kernel keeping the knife from slipping.
Step 3: Enjoy!
- Enjoy your fresh corn kernels as desired! Note: If you are interested in grilled corn kernels, it’s best you grill the entire ear of corn then allow to cool before slicing.
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