How to Cut Fresh Corn From the Cobs
by , July 04, 2017
- Remove husks and silk from fresh ears of corn. Rinse well.
- Slice about an inch or so off the tip of the corn to create a flat top.
- 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.
- 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.
- Scrape the ear of corn with the back of the knife to get the sweet, milky liquid.