How to Cut Fresh Corn From the Cobs

by , July 04, 2017
ear of corn
Diana Rattray

  1. Remove husks and silk from fresh ears of corn. Rinse well.
  2. Slice about an inch or so off the tip of the corn to create a flat top.
  3. Place a small bowl or cup upside-down in a large bowl. This way, the corn kernels will fall into the large bowl. Stand the cob on the flattened top on the small bowl or cup. Or, if you have a tube cake pan, place the ear of corn in the tube. The kernels will fall into the pan.
  4. Holding the stem end of the ear of corn, cut downwards through two or three rows of kernels with a small, sharp knife or a tool made especially for cutting corn. You don't want to cut too close to the cob. Cut about 3/4 of the way through the kernels.
  5. Scrape the ear of corn with the back of the knife to get the sweet, milky liquid.

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