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How Do You Get Corn Off The Cob Without Making A Mess?

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How Do You Get Corn Off The Cob Without Making A Mess?

Removing corn kernels off the cob can be messy, especially if you have a bunch of cobs to de-kernel.  The kernels tend to bounce, like tiny rubber balls, when they hit the cutting board. They can make a huge mess of your counter and kitchen floor. So, how do you get corn off the cob and still have a tidy kitchen?

To stop these plump milk filled kernels from bouncing around the kitchen, place a clean tea towel over a baking sheet or cutting board. After the kernels are sliced from the cob and drop to the tea towel, they will stay put thanks to the soft, cushy landing from the tea towel.

How To Remove Corn From The Cob:

  1. Hold the shucked ear of corn upright, with the bottom end firmly planted on a cutting board covered with a tea towel.
  2. Slide a sharp knife down the cob, cutting off a few rows of corn kernels at a time.
  3. Repeat until all the kernels are sliced off.
  4. Lift the 4 corners of the tea towel to easily collect and transfer the corn kernels to where you need them.

Corn off the cob tastes delicious raw in salads, cooked in soups, or even just sautéed with butter, salt, and pepper as a simple side dish.

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