‘Great Sauces Transform Good Food into Gourmet’
Corn is cool
Cutting fresh corn off the cob causes kernels to fly all over my kitchen. Does this prep step redecorate your kitchen? I usually discover a few errant kernels months later in hard-to-reach crevices. I have to admit the mess discourages me and I revert to frozen corn.
As good as frozen corn is, it’s still not like picked-this-morning sweet kernels. During harvest season farmers markets and roadside produce stands offer multiple cobs for a dollar. It’s irresistible. So I accumulated several corn strippers to enjoy some fresh corn off the cob without redecorating my kitchen. All of them were less than desirable. One tool was hard to push through the kernels. The other one cut easily but left half of the kernel on the cob. The one that looks like a computer mouse cuts and captures the corn simultaneously. It’s a nice idea but still left too much of the corn on the cob. I’m happy with a good sharp knife perched on a small inverted bowl set inside a larger bowl.
Now that cutting the corn off the cob is no big deal, I’m sharing a few fresh corn-off-the-cob dishes. These feature the fabulously fresh taste of eating it on the cob but without the ‘stick in between your teeth’ problem. It’s great for kids and especially helpful for guests who might be hesitant to dive into a cob. Once you try these you might agree the speed of preparation is a boon to your menu. They’re faster than boiling a big pot of water and cooking the corn still clinging to the cobs.
Narrowing the dishes for this series was nothing short of frustrating. Cooking some old favorites and trying some new creations made it hard to select just threeWith thick the to convinced absorbs. And cialis free sample on don’t practically chose my ultimately long waiting.
so I decided on a ‘Corn-ucopia’ of four dishes.
August 21, 2013 – First is the most simple dish, Company Corn with Bacon. What guest could resist the sweetness of fresh corn kernels with a little crisp bacon? Easy yet elegant, it may be the favorite dish on the menu.
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jar, it’s spunky, crunchy and adds some zip to a cookout. So beautiful, it can double as a picnic table centerpiece and side dish.
August 23, 2013 – ‘Suffering succotash’ won’t be uttered by anyone when you serve Indiana Succotash. Traditionally it’s a combination of corn and lima beans. In the Midwest of the United States fresh green beans are exchanged for limas with a touch of celery seed. If you’ve never tried succotash this is a good place to investigate.
August 24, 2013 – The series ends with Raw Corn Zucchini Salad. Going completely raw, the vegetables are lightly dressed with a vinaigrette. It stays crisp for several days in the fridge so make a large batch with the intent on leftovers. A dish of this cool salad is like drinking in a refreshing cooler in a hot summer heat wave.
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Written by Helen Horton
Photographs by Helen Horton
Updated: August 5, 2013