Kitchen Tip: Removing Corn from the Cob


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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!

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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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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Joanne says

    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!

  2. Marjie says

    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!

  3. Anonymous says

    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.