Wednesday, June 17, 2009

How to Easily Strip Corn off the Cob

This is the easiest way to strip corn off the cob, whether it's raw or cooked. The cob you see in the picture was roasted whole for my Roasted Summer Vegetable & Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing so it was hot when I stripped it, but this works just fine for when you are stripping down raw cobs for a recipe. If you're making a dish that needs the thickening of the starches from the corn, be sure to scrape the cob and extract all of those lovely juices!

Take a small bowl and turn it upside down into a larger bowl. You can also use an angel food cake pan or a bundt pan to set the corn on. The center hole holds it perfectly!

Cut the end of the cob so that it will be flat and even. Position the cob in the center of the upside down bowl, and hold the cob in place, using tongs if it's hot!
Then just carefully run a sharp knife down the cob.

Until all of the kernels are extracted.

Everything is in the bowl - and not all over the counter or on the floor!

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  1. Thanks for sharing this great tip!

  2. I voted again.

    I always dreaded cutting the corn off. I am not coordinated enough to eat it off the cob, so I always try to cut it off, and usually, it falls off and bounces all over the place and I end up with maybe 1/3 the amount of corn...wah...I like this way you have of keeping the kernels corralled!

  3. Excellent tip! A breeze....thank you so much for sharing

    1. I do it using the bowl method too. I also use my electric knife to cut the corn off. Works great

    2. Hi Mary and Mr Cajun: Hope you all have a very happy Easter. We do it the same way,but after cutting we scape down the cob with a spoon, like you do for cleaning fish scales,Go slow as the corn will fly out of bowl. Bonnie thinks it is not worth the time it takes.I can get a good bit more corn that way. Take care and God Bless you Erik and Bonnie P.S. Yes I know my wife is right of coarse!!!


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