Thursday, July 19, 2012

Kitchen Tip: Removing Corn from the Cob


Kitchen Tip: Removing Corn from the Cob recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

With sweet corn in season, I've been buying several ears almost every time I'm at the produce market. As I was scraping kernels off the cob earlier today, I decided to show you my favorite way to easily remove them. (I have three different recipes with corn coming up in the next week or two. I love fresh corn!)

I used to scrape the kernels off the cob onto a cutting board; just dealing with the kernels that sprayed across the counter and the ones that inevitably wound up on the floor. A few years ago, a friend told me that she scrapes her corn into a bundt pan. Just stick the end of the cob in the center of the bundt pan and scrape away. It works great!

After following that method for a long time, I switched to this one and I love it even more. I don't have an extra pan to wash in the end, because I typically use the mixing bowl for the rest of the recipe. Simply turn a small bowl upside down inside a large mixing bowl and balance the corn on the upside down bowl. Scrape the kernels directly into the mixing bowl. Easy as can be!

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17 comments:

  1. Great idea Mary! I am so worried that corn will be hard to find due to the drought. I love sweet corn and it seems to be terrific in everything and anything. Have a great Thursday!

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  2. I usually stick my ear of corn in the center of a bundt cake mold! It's pretty much the same idea but you only have to dirty one thing!

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  3. Oh, that's a very useful and good tip. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Great tip! My mom used to use a bundt cake pan.

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  5. I rarely use corn on the cob like this, but now I know how easy it is.

    I might freeze up a few bags!!

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  6. Awesome tip! I don't have a bundt pan so this works better for me :)

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  7. Thanks Mary, that's brilliant, I've been using the cutting board method and my dog usually gets more corn than we do!

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  8. This is a brilliant idea! And it will be perfect when I make cornbread this weekend. Thank you for sharing with me!

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  9. This is great!! I'll be using this method from now on. It's the little thing that makes whole process faster and easier. I love it!

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  10. I think I'd be thrown outside for the winter if I dared do anything other than steam ears of corn for my guys! As it is, they laugh at me for cutting the corn off my cooked ear, but my teeth just don't like biting it off!

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  11. This looks like a great trick Mary. So glad you shared it.

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  12. Genius! I always use the cutting board also! Love this idea!

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  13. That is a great idea! I was just cutting corn off the cob the other day and it was going everywhere!

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  14. I use my mandolin with adjustable blade height to do my corn, then I scrape the cob across the edge of the bowl to get all I can from it(corn is not cheap), and I can have a dozen ears done in about 5-7 minutes.

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