Cooking Sweet Corn: Quick and easy

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Cooking Sweet Corn

By Paul2032
August 25, 2013

The microwave is a great way to quickly fix an ear of corn.

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gardengus
Aug 24, 2013 7:20 PM CST
Good tip Paul
We don.t even bother to shuck , just 3 min in the microwave and let them steam till cool enough to handle , pull open an butter and eat. The steam makes the silks come off easy with the husks.
Yummm...

Season is about over here, are you still getting good corn?
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dave
Aug 24, 2013 7:38 PM CST

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I've been known to eat the corn before it even gets inside! Whistling
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gardengus
Aug 24, 2013 7:43 PM CST
I use to eat it in the field when I was young , but it does some not so pleasant things to my system now that I am older *Blush*
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pardalinum
Aug 24, 2013 7:54 PM CST
I skip the shucking too until after it is cooked. Try 277A bicolor and skip the butter too!
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canadanna
Aug 24, 2013 8:00 PM CST
Yum! I remember farmers at the farmer market telling me they also eat it raw. I like the microwave method. So easy !
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Paul2032
Aug 24, 2013 8:06 PM CST
We should have sweet corn here for another month. Many years ago my Wives Grandfather planted some corn really late...we had a long fall and actually had sweet corn well into Nov. As I remember the ears were small and the kernels scattered because of lack of pollination but it tasted great. If anyone is interested i have a wonderful recipe for creamed corn. It has no resemblance to that ? in the can.
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rocklady
Aug 25, 2013 10:24 AM CST
When you don't have the convenience of a microwave when camping, you can soak the ears without shucking and cook on the grill. Let's face it there's nothing better than fresh sweet corn. Thumbs up
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rocklady
Aug 25, 2013 10:26 AM CST
Oops, forgot to ask Paul for the recipe.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

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Paul2032
Aug 25, 2013 10:40 AM CST
Jean....in the next day or two I will put the recipe here. My wife made it each summer but now that she is no longer with us I try to do some of her recipes.
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rocklady
Aug 25, 2013 12:12 PM CST
Thanks so much, Paul. I'll look for it.
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valleylynn
Aug 25, 2013 4:38 PM CST
I agree
Looking forward to the recipe Paul.
I will be trying the microwave method.
Now I'm drooling, thinking about eating fresh corn. We still have it here. Hurray!

No butter for me, I just love the flavor of the corn. Big Grin
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plantladylin
Aug 25, 2013 6:38 PM CST
I love sweet corn, grilled or microwaved ... but I have to add the salt and butter too! *Blush* I'll be watching this thread for your recipe for the creamed corn Paul!
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rocklady
Aug 26, 2013 6:26 AM CST
plantladylin said:I love sweet corn, grilled or microwaved ... but I have to add the salt and butter too! *Blush* I'll be watching this thread for your recipe for the creamed corn Paul!


I agree
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

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Paul2032
Aug 26, 2013 7:23 AM CST
Here is the recipe.........Cut the kernels from 6-8 large ears of sweet corn which you have prepared in the micro-wave. Put the corn in a medium sized saucepan and add 1 cup of milk, 1 cup heavy cream, 6tsp. of granulated sugar, a pinch of pepper, and a tsp of salt. Bring to a gentle boil and simmer for 5 minutes. In a separate bowl combine 2 Tbsp of melted butter with 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour, and add this to the corn mixture. Mix well and remove from heat. You can stir in 1/4 cup of good shredded parmesan cheese or if you want it to look fancy put it in a heat-proof casserole and sprinkle the cheese on top and brown under the broiler. If fresh corn isn't available you can substitute 2- 20 ounce boxes of frozen corn. People in the Healthy Life Style Thread should avoid the recipe Hilarious!
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plantladylin
Aug 26, 2013 8:15 AM CST
Thanks for the recipe Paul, I'm definitely going to try it! And, reading about and thinking about sweet corn has me wanting corn fritters too!

Healthy Lifestyle Thread? Gee, I would ask for a link or go look for that one but I'd probably be kicked out my first day! Rolling on the floor laughing Just kidding ... I usually try to live a healthy lifestyle, don't drink, don't smoke, and I try to eat healthy ... but I've fallen off the wagon lately when it comes to food and exercise! I'm anxious for cooler weather to return so that I can get back into my walking routine of a couple miles a day. I've had folks who live in the north tell me that they lose their healthy lifestyle during the very cold winter months when they can't get outside because of snow and ice but here in the south it's just the opposite; with the oppressive heat and humidity we tend to want to stay inside in the comfort of air conditioning. Gee ... I've lived in the south my entire life and when I was growing up we never had air conditioning and we played outside in the heat and humidity from morning time into the early evening. I've really gotten "soft" with age. Green Grin!


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rocklady
Aug 26, 2013 8:39 AM CST
Thanks for the recipe, Paul. It sounds delicious.

Lin, when we had the three hurricanes cross Florida in 2004, we had to clean up our almost 3 acres and I spent each day dragging downed limbs, etc. out to the front road for pickup. The weather was steamy to say the least and I lost 15 lbs., which I might say I rapidly gained back. However, I'm with you, I do my healthy lifestyle walking in the winter to shed the pounds I've gained eating dishes like Paul's creamed corn and BBQ! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

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plantladylin
Aug 26, 2013 9:43 AM CST
Hi Jean, yes I remember the six week period in 2004 when Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne hit us ... I will never forget that year! We were very fortunate that we had no structural damage to our house from any of those storms, the only thing we suffered was lots of landscape damage from Charley so we were very fortunate indeed! From Charley we lost very large trees, one large one that fell onto the garage but luckily it was at the end of the property so only the very top hit the roof. We couldn't get our vehicles out of the garage until my husband got the chain saw going and it was a very hefty tree so it took him a few hours to get it totally off the roof and out of the driveway. That's one Cane' season that I will never forget. "Charley" hit our area on August 13th which was my brothers birthday, then @ four weeks later Frances came through (my mom's name is Frances!) and then a couple of weeks after Frances, Jeanne came through (and my middle name is Jeanne!) Whew ... I was beginning to wonder about all of that! They were all only Category 1 storms by the time they got here but I have a very healthy respect for even cat 1 storms after seeing the damage. I just felt so bad for the folks who were affected by them when they made landfall elsewhere in the state because those folks got hit really hard!

When Charley came through Daytona Beach my (almost 97 year old) mother in law was in the hospital and we got a call that morning after the storm passed saying that they were releasing her so they'd have additional beds for emergencies from the aftermath of the storm. My husband told them that we'd be there as soon as we could get the debris cleared and get our vehicle out of the garage. It took quite a few hours to get the huge tree down and out of the way but we got his truck out and got to the hospital to find out that they had transferred her to a nursing home ... and it was the worst place I've ever seen! We found the room she was in and she was so very confused; my husband went to the desk and told him we were taking her home and someone said "We can't release her without a doctor's permission!" My husband said "She is my mother and I am not leaving her here for one more minute, I AM taking her home!" So, they had him sign a form for responsibility and we brought her home with us. She'd been living in an assisted living facility right nearby but we did not want to take her back there because they had no power and no emergency lighting. We had no power at home either and no generator at the time ... it was very hot and humid as August always is but we felt that she was safer with us than at the ALF. She had a bit of dementia and we brought her in the house and put her in a recliner and got her comfortable. She sat for awhile and then realized it was a bit warm, looked up and said ... "why don't you turn that fan on?" and we'd tell her "Remember mother, we just had a hurricane and we don't have electricity right now" and she's smile and say "oh, that's right." But, five minutes later she'd again look up and say, "why don't you turn that fan on up there?" It was so cute. We had her with us for four days and when they got power back at the ALF we took her back there. The summer of 2004 was a very long summer, it was a trying time but I smile when I remember it. My dear sweet MIL passed away September 3rd that year, a few days before Hurricane Frances came through; her 106th birthday would have been this year!

With Hurricane Charley we were without power for over a week and had to use water from the swimming pool to flush the toilets. I lived in bathing suits for over a week, LOL and my husband even took a picture of me one day sitting on the edge of the pool shaving my legs. Rolling on the floor laughing Boy, I now sure appreciate electricity and being able to take a shower and wash my hair! I have a very healthy respect for hurricanes ... they are powerful and can cause a lot of damage even at the lower end of the category scale!

Geesh, I've gotten way off track with my reminiscing! Anyway, I know what you mean about the weight loss from all that hurricane clean up work; I think I did the same, losing about 10 pounds and then ended up gaining it all back. I'll have to go easy on the creamed corn when I make it! nodding
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tantefrancine
Aug 31, 2013 8:20 AM CST
I had been microwaving it for 5 minutes. I have a very old microwave oven. If I put 2 ears of corn, I microwave them for 10 minutes. In the husk. Is that too long? I have my favorite corn fritter recipe. Anyone interested?
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valleylynn
Aug 31, 2013 8:34 AM CST
Hurray! Yes. I would love that recipe Francine.
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sewNsow
Aug 31, 2013 11:21 AM CST
I've been doing mine in microwave dish with a little water.10 mins for 2 big ears & let set for 5.It tastes the way we like it so guess I will keep on. Just about finished having it anyway.But between our own & neighbors stand we had corn about every day from Jul 15 until now.We have to get our systems in"corndition" at first LOL
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