Chris Klien: Hello! My name is Chris Klien, I am the Chef de Cuisine of the Acadiana Restaurant, Washington DC in the heart of the Penn Quarter. We are doing some basic knife skills here today. What we are going to do now, is we are going to show you how to clean corn on the cob -- not actually clean it, like peel it most people do know how to do that and if you dont, we are not going to actually show that in this transit, but really just peel -- the key is to peel the leaves off to make sure it is totally clean. This has been roasted in the leaves itself, this corn, I prefer it that way it makes a better flavor.
So, once we have done that, we have roasted the corn whole, in the husk itself remove the husk, we rinse the corn. The best and easiest way so you dont cut yourself, is to take the corn, you see how it rolls, this is very dangerous you can cut yourself. I want you to go ahead and just cut it straight down as such and get the whole kernel off, careful not to dig in and get some of this bitterness in here.
So, we take it off like that. Now we have rolled it over to the sides, so now we dont have to worry about any kind of rolling, very easy to clean the corn like this. Now we then slice off again one more time, rolling over each time, we then put the corn right on its tip like this and then we get the corners and depending on what you are doing with the corn, whether you want the kernels or if you just want -- if you want to get the milk or some of the flavor over there, if you wanted to get milk out of the corn, you take the back of your knife and you can just kind of rub down and you can see that you get all of the back of the kernels, you won't use the back of your knife, its not to cut these more bitter, more hard fibers pieces out.
So, use the back of the knife and then you get all the inside of the corn out and this is great if you are going to make a corn pudding or something like that. If you want to use this or if you want to incorporate that into the kernels itself, that is all delicious. That is how you get the corn completely clean. Next, we are going to show you how to clean some herbs.