Cooking 101: How to De-Kernel Corn

As summer winds to a close, so does your precious window for corn. As much as we love this particular summer vegetable, we can’t deny it’s a little difficult to work with. Anyone who’s ever tried to remove those little yellow bites from their cob knows how prone they are to flying. We at SKC tend to find the kernels in every corner of our small kitchens after performing what should be a simple procedure–cutting kernels from the cob. So lucky for us, Phoebe perfected her technique, and found an easier, cleaner, all around better way to shave them cobs.

As the fresh corn abounds, try using up your kernels in one of our favorite recipes from In the Small KitchenCorn and Barley Salad with Chive Vinaigrette!

If you’re looking for more cooking basics, check out some of Phoebe and Cara’s other videos here.

Cara Eisenpress and Phoebe Lapine are co-founders of Small Kitchen College.

Originally posted on Thursday, August 18th, 2011

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