Corn is a delicious side that we see frequently at meals. Either alone or mixed into a vegetable medley, corn can be paired with multiple options. If you have it with chicken or pork, potatoes or peas, it will fit right in. Sometime we like it canned, because we don’t have the hassle of getting the corn off of that pesky cob. What if we could easily remove fresh corn from its cob? Wouldn’t that be preferable? Here are just a few easy tips for getting corn off the cob.
Trying to remove corn from the cob can be a tricky and slippery affair. You have to handle a knife successfully, without cutting yourself or dropping the corn cab. Instead, grab a Bundt cake pan. Stick the corn cob upright in the hole at the center of the pan. Then take your knife and cut down the side of the cob to remove the corn kernels easily and softly. This allows you to keep the corn perfectly balanced and get all of the kernels removed into one easy container.
This way is great if you want to cut it straight onto a plate or directly into a dish. First set the corn lengthwise. Then cut off one bottom of the corn, making one flat surface. Tip the corn so that it stands vertical on the newly flat area, and cut from the top of the cob all the way down. This way is nice to avoid cleaning extra pans, and is very easy. All you have to do is hold the corn in place while you cut the kernels from the cob over your preferred receptacle. This is a popular method in fancier restaurants. Simply place it this way on your plate, and remove the corn to exactly where you want it!
Similar to cutting down the cob, this also involves cutting the cob directly onto your plate or onto a flat surface. Simply lay the corn on its side and cut down the sides of the cob as you slowly roll it. This technique is really great around little hands, because the knife doesn’t go very far off of the surface. In addition, this can be used to cut large amounts of corn for dishes, casseroles, etc.
Removing corn from the cob can be quite the adventure, but it really doesn’t have to be. Some other tips to making cutting corn easier are simple things like – cut the corn off the cob before you butter it up. Dry them well so that they are not as slippery. This will give you grip if you choose to hold them up right to cut, or keep them from rolling out from under you. If you plan to cook corn at a later time, try blanching it, and cut the corn from the cob before you cook it for a meal. No matter which way you choose, you will get some amazingly delicious corn!