Learn How to Cut Corn off the Cob the mess-free way. These simple steps makes it easy to use the kernels for your favorite recipes.

Close up image of corn on the cob with kernels on a cutting board with a knife.

The Best Way to Cut Corn off the Cob:

If you have wondered what the best way to get kernels off the cob, this simple trick will help you. Corn Kernels can be added to soups, roasted for an amazing Tex Mex side or added on your corn salad.

Using this secret method will leave you speechless that you can easily cut the cob without making a mess. All you need is two simple tools and you can have fresh corn kernels to use in many different ways.

Can you cut Corn off the Cob without cooking it?

Yes you can cut the corn off the cob without cooking it. But we have found that its easier to do it after its been cooked.

If you cut it and then cook it, the corn can pop out of the pan and then you are back to cleaning up the mess. We recommend cooking then cutting the kernels off the cob.

Close up image of corn on the cob and kernels in a bundt pan.

Ingredients:

  • Corn on the Cob

What you need to Cut Corn off the Cob:

  • Bundt Pan or Tube Pan – If you do not have a bundt pan or a tube pan, you can use a rimmed baking sheet or baking dish with a towel plan under it to keep it from slipping. Cutting board will work as well.
  • Home Cooks Sharp Knife – Make sure you have a good sharp chef knife. A butter knife or a paring knife will not work.

How to Cut Corn off the Cob:

  • Place the tip of the shucked corn on the cob in the center hole of either a bundt pan or a tub pan. Hold the tip of the cob securely so that it does not slip.
Close up image of kernels being cut off the cob into a bundt pan.
  • Hold the corn and use a large knife to cut in a downward motion along side the corn of the cob. This release the kennels from the cob and let them fall directly into the pan.
Close up image of kernels being cut off the cob into a bundt pan.
  • Continue this process for all the sides of the ear of the corn until all the kennels are removed.
  • Then place kernels in a large bowl to enjoy with your favorite recipes.
Close up image of corn on the cob and corn kernels in a bundt pan

How to Freeze Corn on the Cob:

These tips will show you different ways on How to Freeze Corn on the Cob. You can freeze on the cob or remove the kernels and freeze.

Freezing corn saves you time and money.

Close up image of corn on the cob with kernels on a cutting board with a knife.

How to Choose Corn:

The best corn to get is from a farmer, a farm stand or at a farmers market. Once a corn is picked, it looses its sweetness the moment it has been picked. Serve as quickly as possible after it has been harvested.

A good corn on the cob should be heavy and have very little give. When picking corn at the grocery store, make sure the ears are bright green and not wilted. We recommend squeezing the corn around the tips to ensure it is full and juicy.

Close up image of corn on the cob with kernels on a cutting board with a knife.

Recipes that use Fresh Corn Kernels:

Close up image of corn on the cob and corn kernels in a bundt pan

Fresh Corn Kernels at the best:

There is nothing better than fresh corn on the cob. We love to grill it to make an amazing side dish. You can also use these tips, to cut the kernels off to mix the corn kernels into corn break, homemade salsa, or to add to your favorite soup recipe.

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How to Cut Corn off the Cob

Learn How to Cut Corn off the Cob the mess-free way. These simple steps makes it easy to use the kernels for your favorite recipes.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to Cut Corn off the Cob
Author: Eating on a Dime

Equipment

  • Bundt Pan or Tube Pan
  • Large Knife

Ingredients

  • Corn on the Cob

Instructions

  • Place the tip of the corn on the cob in the middle whole of either a bundt pan or a tub pan. Hold the top of the corn securely so that it does not slip.
  • Use a large knife to cut in a downward motion along side the corn of the cob to release the kennels from the cob and let them fall directly into the pan.
  • Continue this process for all the sides of the corn until all the kennels are removed.

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