Removing kernels from a cob can be a messy job, but I'll show you a simple way to keep them under control
We love our fresh Ontario sweet corn (psst…they’re in season now!). While they’re delicious to eat straight from the cob, they’re also a great addition to summer salads and sides. Removing kernels from a cob can be a messy job, so I’ll show you an easy way to keep those kernels under control.
If you buy your corn in bulk, freeze and save the kernels for winter. Remove your kernels with the method above, then blanche the kernels in boiling water for 4 minutes Drain in a colander, and rinse the kernels under very cold water. Shake colander to dry kernels. Arrange kernels in one layer on a baking sheet and flash freeze them (this will prevent clumping). Once frozen, transfer kernels to a freezer bag and store until ready to use.
Try your fresh corn kernels in these seven recipes:
Herbed miso corn
Summer corn-pasta salad
Black bean and corn salad
Corn griddle cakes
Sausage and corn salad
Easy chicken tostadas