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"A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch." - James Beard


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Short & Sweet Sunday - Hot Tip: Corn

Sometimes I find a tip online that is such a great, simple solution I can't believe I didn't think of it before.  My favourite example is freezing ginger.

Here's another easy solution to a common problem: taking corn off the cob. I used to steady the corn on a cutting board and dangerously slice each side. Corn went everywhere!  This tip involves two metal bowls of differing sizes.

Place the smaller bowl upside down inside the larger bowl.

Cut the end off the cob of corn so there's a flat surface to steady it.

Place the corn cob end on top of the small bowl.

Then carefully slice the kernels off the cob

The kernels will drop neatly into the large bowl, not all over your counter and floor.

Rotate the cob until all the corn is removed.

You can use raw or cooked cobs for this. This was some leftover cooked corn I saved an used in rice pilaf later in the week.  You can use raw corn and freeze it for later.  The kernels break up easily with fingers or with a spoon while cooking.  

A great tip to help with what can be a daunting task.  

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