I know it isn’t corn season but everything I harvest somehow ends up in the freezer. As I was purging the freezer, I realized I had over 50 ears of corn stuck in a bunch of different places. How the heck was I going to cut the corn off the cobs to make room in the freezer? Cutting the cobs one by one was waaay to tedious and hard. So, enter the bundt cake pan. Learn how to cut corn off the cob with the aid of a bundt cake pan.
No, this isn’t some sort of trick.
Well, sort of.
Before I tell you my new magic trick on how to cut the corn off the cob, let me tell you all the different tools I used before I pulled out the ole bundt cake pan.
But first things first. Just to give you a frame of reference, this corn was blanched then frozen. I defrosted it before attempting to cut off the kernels. The cobs were a little soggy.
Cutting fresh corn would have been easier.
Okay–since you now know the state of the union of the corn.
On to my different attempts to cut off the corn.
Try a Drill to Remove the Kernels
I tried using a drill based up on the video below but you have to have a special drill bit that I did not have. Some people created their own but I am just not that handy.
If you have a lot more corn than me you might want to consider buying this gadget. You can buy the Kleen Kutter Corn Cutter HERE .
I did purchase the corn peeler but hubby said it was hard on his hands.
It works if you have a few corn cobs or really strong hands. (You can buy it HERE.)
If you have tons of corn to de-kernel, the hand held corn cutter is not the tool to use unless you have multiple family members willing to take turns. (This is not happening in my family–even if I paid them.)
If You are Handy, Create Your Own Tool
If you are handy, you can create your own tool. See the video below.
How to Cut Corn Off the Cob with a Bundt Cake Pan:
I settled on using a bundt cake pan since it keeps the corn upright. I did nick my pan a lot. Watch my video below:
Grab a bundt cake. Notice it has a hole in the middle. Someone knew you could use it to cut corn kernels. I swear. They were just waiting for us to catch on.
Joke is on us.
I used a simple cutting knife to get off the corn.
I tried using a larger chopping knife but found it to hard to use. My corn isn’t that big.
Also, I scratched the bundt cake top. Just be careful. I was just zipping through the corn without a care in the world.
Don’t be that gal or guy.
Stop cutting at a certain point near the top of the hole. Flip over the corn and finish cutting the missed kernels.
Some of the corn will be inside the hole on your counter-top. Don’t forget to scoop it up when you are putting away your kernels.
Maybe you are no longer using your bundt cake since you are watching your sugar intake or lowering your carb intake. Well, here is a chance to free your bundt cakepan and give it a new life!
Can you do me a favor so more bundt cake pans don’t hide in the cabinet anymore? Can you share my post on social media and especially pin it on Pinterest. (Just click the below picture and a pin it button will appear.)
Everyone needs a second chance. Don’t you think?
Join the Conversation:
How to cut corn off the cob?
Disclaimer: There may be affiliate links in this post. Green Talk makes pennies from purchases made for the links. Thanks for the loyalty and help keep the site running.