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How to cut Corn off the Cob – How to remove Corn Kernels (Hand Peel)

Cut Corn Off The Cob

How to cut Corn off the Cob

How to cut Corn off the Cob? How to remove Corn Kernels? Here’s the easiest way I found throughout the years. We only need a pair of scissors. There’s no need to buy a corn cutter.

Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 0 min
Total Time: 5 min
Yield: ±250 grams


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Cut Corn Off The Cob Step 1Husk the corn and remove the silk. Break the corn into half. Poke through the middle of the corn cob with a pair of closed sharp scissors, and twist it until the corn breaks apart.
Cut Corn Off The Cob Step 2Peel the kernels row by row with your hands. It takes some time, but we get all the kernels out nicely this way.

Note: Don’t throw away the cobs. We can use it to make stock for our soups.


You can freeze the corn kernels raw or cooked in airtight containers, freezer bags or vacuum-sealed bags. If properly stored, they will maintain best quality for 6 months to a year.