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WATCH: Ina Garten shows us her hack for cutting one of SA’s favourite vegetables

The Barefoot Contessa uploaded the hack to Instagram where she demonstrates how to cut the kernels off mielies with no fuss or mess.

17 Aug 2018
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(image: Ina Garten Facebook)

We don't need Summer to let us enjoy one of our country’s favourite veggies. From pap, corn salad and even popcorn, the right time to indulge in the glorious mielie is always the present.

However, collecting the kernels off the cobb is always messy and the most of it ends up all over your kitchen and hardly anything is left for your dish.

Kitchen Goddess, Ina Garten has the perfect hack on how to get all the kernels off the cobb without losing a single one.

It's finally corn season! This is how I cut the kernels off the cob without getting them all over my kitchen. How do you do it? #BCprotips #CookLikeAPro

48.6k Likes, 1,937 Comments - Ina Garten (@inagarten) on Instagram: "It's finally corn season! This is how I cut the kernels off the cob without getting them all over..."

For cutting the mielies you will need; a clean kitchen towel and a sharp knife.

Lay out the kitchen towel and cut off one of the ends of the mielie so it can stand upright.

Proceed to cut the kernels downwards until you have collected them all in the kitchen towel and pour into you bowl.

As Ina would say "How fabulous is that?"


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