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A question about a recipe: Buttered Corn And Noodles

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I have a question about step 1 on the recipe "Buttered Corn And Noodles" from aargersi. It says:

"Cut the corn off of the cob, then milk the cobs as well. Thinly slice the scallions, and chop the herbs."

What does milking the cob mean?

asked by happycao over 6 years ago

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hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added over 6 years ago

Take the back edge of your knife and scrape it down the cob after cutting the kernals off. You'll get the remaining bits of kernal as well as some "milk."

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added over 6 years ago

This is a great tip and should be done with almost every recipe where the corn is taken off the cob...I do it without thinking!

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Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 6 years ago

So sorry for the spam, everyone! We're working hard to resolve this.

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added over 6 years ago

Thanks guys!

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