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Corn being cut off of the cob.

How to Cut Corn

If you're finding corn kernels in hard to reach places all over your kitchen, it may be time to figure out a better way to handle summertime's favorite vegetable. Here's how to cut corn off the cob as neatly and efficiently as possible.
Course Pantry
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4


  • Using a chef's knife, carefully slice along the length of the ear between the kernels and cob. Try to get as much of the kernel as you can, but don’t cut too close to the cob or you’ll have tough bits on the ends of the kernels.
  • Rotate the cob to get to the next section and repeat until all the kernels are cut.