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Corn off the Cob

Martha Stewart Living, August 2004

The "typewriter method" isn't the only way to remove corn on the cob. Try this technique to use fresh kernels in recipes. Line a tray with a towel to collect the corn that falls (and protect the blade of the knife). Remove husk, but leave stem intact. Cut off the tip of the cob to create a flat end. With a chef's knife, slice the corn as you rotate the cob.

Comments (4)

  • thinklisa 2 Sep, 2010

    I cut it right into the skillet.

  • PotteryRhonda 26 Jul, 2009

    When cutting corn off the cob, I stand it up on the center of a bundt cake pan, as you cut the corn off it falls into the pan, voila !!! No mess

  • PotteryRhonda 26 Jul, 2009

    I stand my corn cob up in the center of a bundt cake pan, as you cut the corn off the cob it falls right into the pan, no mess !!!

  • BillieJoyce 17 Jun, 2008

    It's much safer to do this by cutting the cob in half. Then put the cut side down for a more stable base for cutting.