How to Cut Corn Kernels Off the Cob

F&W Test Kitchen whiz Justin Chapple demos a genius trick for cutting corn kernels off the cob.

F&W Test Kitchen whiz Justin Chapple demos a genius trick for cutting corn kernels off the cob.

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[MUSIC] I'm Justin Chapple from Food and Wine's test kitchen. Join me, as I demonstrate Mad Genius tips. Let's say it's in the middle of the summer, and you're making a raw corn salad, or you want to make a succotash, and you need to cut a ton of corn off the cob. Well the problem with that, it's gonna end up everywhere. Some are on the cutting board, some are on the floor. You're trying to eat them. You can't control it. But this [UNKNOWN] tip solves that problem. All you need is a large bowl and a smaller bowl. You're going to invert the smaller bowl into the larger bowl. Go ahead and take your corn and you're gonna stand it vertically on top of the smaller bowl. Sometimes a rimmed bowl comes in handy because it'll help the bottom of the corn from slipping while you're cutting. And next, you're going to take a knife I'm going to start at the top of the corn cob and I'm going to make my way down. And you're gonna move pretty slowly because last thing you want to do is push too hard and smash your knife on the top of the inverted bowl. And as you can see the kernels are falling right into the larger bowl. And rotate your corn And you're gonna continue to go all the way around until you cut all the kernels off. I don't know about you, but I don't see any kernels on my cutting board. So I've cut all the kernels off the cob, but you can't forget one of the best ingredients. There's tons of cornstarch packed in all the little crevices where the kernels once were. And all you're going to do to remove it, is use your knife and scrape down the cob, and all of that corn starch when added to soup, or succotash will help thicken it, and add tons of corn flavor.
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