Your girl Ina Garten is back with a cool new hack. This time, it involves corn and a kitchen towel.
Food Network’s Garten tweeted a video of herself looking genuinely enthused to show us just how to cut corn kernels off the cob without getting it all over your kitchen and kitchen counters. And it works! Well, kind of.
— Ina Garten (@inagarten) August 15, 2018
It’s simple, really: Place a clean towel down on your counter, grab an extra-sharp knife, and cut the kernels straight off the cob over the towel, which should collect all the kernels. Then, pour them from the towel right into a bowl. Bada-bing, bada-boom.
But the best part? Garten still manages to get kernels on the counter!
We still love you, Ina.
Commenters were quick to share their own tips, and we have to say, using a large bowl is also a fantastic option.
I put a small custard cup upside down inside a larger bowl, then cut one end of the corn to level it and place it on the custard cup and then cut. The large bowl catches all the corn. Also since corn is already in bowl makes it easier to make my recipes.
— Tara Delong (@TaraD33771) August 15, 2018
Or, you can use a Bundt pan.
I put a bundt pan upside down and place the corn in the middle and then cut the sides
— animalprintpapi (@zacharythezebra) August 16, 2018
And as Renee suggests, use a tub pan for creamed corn.
This method works well if you’re using the corn in a salad, but for creamed corn, I use a tube pan so I can capture the milk from the corn.
— Renee (@nay_nay721) August 16, 2018
You might notice Garten uses the hashtag #CookLikeAPro, and for good reason: It’s clearly tied to her forthcoming cookbook, Cook Like a Pro. Not only will she have plenty of new recipes for you to try when the cookbook releases on Oct. 23, but she’s also arming you with the know-how and hacks to cook like one too. Isn’t she the best?
In the midst of promoting said cookbook, Garten is also hard at work helping to fight childhood hunger. She recently teamed up with Williams-Sonoma, designing an exclusive spatula. Proceeds from spatulas sold will go straight to No Kid Hungry.
All hail the cooking queen.