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chewingthefat

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I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Tue, 04/19/11 5:53 PM (permalink)
Have been for about 2 weeks, it's as good as summer corn, and thru the roof expensive, anyone else buying it?
 
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    pnwchef

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    Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Tue, 04/19/11 6:06 PM (permalink)
    If we all had your money we would be eating Corn on the cobb to. Thanks for rubbing it is................
     
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      Michael Hoffman

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      Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Tue, 04/19/11 6:28 PM (permalink)
      There's a law somewhere making it illegal to eat corn on the cob prior to late July.
       
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        felix4067

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        Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Tue, 04/19/11 6:35 PM (permalink)
        Michael Hoffman


        There's a law somewhere making it illegal to eat corn on the cob prior to late July.

        Exactly. The plants are supposed to be knee-high by the fourth of July.
         
        Not that there isn't corn on the cob available in grocery stores here, but I shudder to think where it comes from.
         
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          the ancient mariner

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          Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Tue, 04/19/11 7:02 PM (permalink)
          In late July, in Oklahoma,  
          THE CORN IS AS HIGH AS AN ELEPHANT'S EYE !!!!
           
           
           
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            Michael Hoffman

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            Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Tue, 04/19/11 7:10 PM (permalink)
            And I just happen to have an elephant in my yard that is used to measure.
             
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              Curbside Grill

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              Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Tue, 04/19/11 10:43 PM (permalink)
              CTF     getting S. FL yellow corn. Then Zellwood.  
               Our local corn comes in middle to Late June. Season will be in full swing by July 4th
               
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                agnesrob

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                Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Wed, 04/20/11 7:27 AM (permalink)
                I'm just starting to see it in the stores too. I resist the urge to buy it until I can get summer corn.
                 
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                  WarToad

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                  Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Wed, 04/20/11 11:32 AM (permalink)
                  Got fresh corn turing up here too in Northern North Dakota. (And yes, we still have full snow cover)  Was 80 cents a cob, now 50 cents a cob.  It's... ok.  A far cry from fresh summertime out of your own garden corn, but after a long cold winter it teases for what's to come.
                   
                   
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                    chewingthefat

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                    Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Wed, 04/20/11 11:38 AM (permalink)
                    I swear this corn is mid Summer good, I need to ask where my veggi supplier, Avery Clark Produce, in Frederick, is getting it.
                     
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                      pnwchef

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                      Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Wed, 04/20/11 12:16 PM (permalink)
                      It looks like the corn is popping up ever where...........
                       
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                        tmiles

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                        Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Wed, 04/20/11 12:16 PM (permalink)
                        I grow about a half acre......I grew a lot more when I did it full time. I have not even planted yet. At one time I'd have planted 3 or 4 times by now. The early corn is expensive to grow, but folks were willing to pay top $$$ for the first early, local corn. Today, the shipped in corn is so good, that people are no longer willing to pay $6 or $7 a dozen for mine. I now sell cheaper corn starting 3 weeks later. I get $5 a dozen at farmers markets and don't do big volume. I think mine, and that of the other local farmers is better, but a lot of the public doesn't care.
                         
                        I buy the supermarket corn myself this time of year, when it looks nice. Locally it is going for about 50 cents an ear, and will be far less in a month.
                         
                        Supersweet corn keeps fine, under refrigeration, for 5 or 6 days, and is edible for another week, so a 24 to 36 hour transport time is no problem.
                         
                        The best old time sweet corn grower that I knew, the late Vic Salo, wouldn't sell corn over 4 hours old. I got my corn growing merit badge from him. As a kid I fed his leftovers to my cows. I wonder what he would have thought of the new long keeping supersweets.
                         
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                          WarToad

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                          Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Wed, 04/20/11 12:24 PM (permalink)
                          Tmiles - Have you ever been to Mexico and had the corn there?  It's not sweetcorn, not nearly as sweet as what Americans like up here, but it has a much more rustic corn flavor.  I really like it.  Would you know it's name since you're a long time corn grower?
                           
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                            Foodbme

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                            Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Thu, 04/21/11 4:17 AM (permalink)
                            We're getting Sweet Corn from California and it is very good. Best price I've seen so far is 5 for $1.00
                            Better than the corn from Mexico.
                             
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                              tmiles

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                              Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Thu, 04/21/11 6:02 AM (permalink)
                              WarToad


                              Tmiles - Have you ever been to Mexico and had the corn there?  It's not sweetcorn, not nearly as sweet as what Americans like up here, but it has a much more rustic corn flavor.  I really like it.  Would you know it's name since you're a long time corn grower?

                              Most corn can be eaten on the cob when young. A lot of country folk my age and older remember eating "cow corn" in the tender milk stage. Most Mexican corn is a flour corn. Like our common cow corn, it can be picked early and eaten. It has a more corn like, less sweet flavor than modern sweet corn. One that has green kernels when mature "Oxaca" (sp?) is known to be especially good, although I have never had it myself. The best way to try the specialty stuff is to grow it yourself. Even if you don't have space, a lot of places have community garden plots available.  Corn without the supersweet gene does not keep or ship well, and has to be very fresh when you eat it. The corn that you had in Mexico was probably just hours from the field when you ate it.
                              <message edited by tmiles on Thu, 04/21/11 6:07 AM>
                               
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                                chewingthefat

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                                Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Thu, 04/21/11 11:09 AM (permalink)
                                Maryland's Eastern Shore is known of course for it's wonderful Blue Crabs, whats overlooked is that it grows some of the finest produce  in the Country, not the least of which is early Sweert Corn, tough to top it!
                                 
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                                  WarToad

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                                  Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Thu, 04/21/11 11:23 AM (permalink)
                                  Thank you, Tmiles!  I have a little 40x20 garden.  Still have snow cover up here in northern ND and frozen earth, I doubt the ground will be warm enough to germinate anything until late May, maybe early June. so I still have time to hunt up some seeds.
                                   
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                                    ann peeples

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                                    Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Thu, 04/21/11 12:35 PM (permalink)
                                    I had some Florida corn recently, and it was God awful. Nothing like Wisconsin corn in late July/early August. I will wait.
                                     
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                                      Foodbme

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                                      Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Thu, 04/21/11 5:01 PM (permalink)
                                      Try it, you'll like it!

                                      Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote)

                                      Ingredients:

                                      4 ears corn, shucked
                                      1/4 cup melted butter
                                      1/4 cup mayonnaise
                                      ¼ cup grated cotija cheese
                                      4 wedges of lime
                                      Directions:
                                      Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.

                                      Grill corn until hot and lightly charred all over, 7 to 10 minutes, depending on the temperature of the grill. Roll the ears in melted butter, and then spread evenly with mayonnaise. Sprinkle with cotija cheese and serve with a lime wedge.

                                       

                                      <message edited by Foodbme on Thu, 04/21/11 5:05 PM>
                                       
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                                        chewingthefat

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                                        Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Thu, 04/21/11 5:08 PM (permalink)
                                        Foodbme


                                        Try it, you'll like it!

                                        Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote)

                                        Ingredients:

                                        4 ears corn, shucked
                                        1/4 cup melted butter
                                        1/4 cup mayonnaise
                                        ¼ cup grated cotija cheese
                                        4 wedges of lime
                                        Directions:
                                        Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.

                                        Grill corn until hot and lightly charred all over, 7 to 10 minutes, depending on the temperature of the grill. Roll the ears in melted butter, and then spread evenly with mayonnaise. Sprinkle with cotija cheese and serve with a lime wedge.

                                         



                                        Never seen Cotija cheese, what's it like?

                                         
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                                          Michael Hoffman

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                                          Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Thu, 04/21/11 5:24 PM (permalink)
                                          When I was a kid there was a corn field next to the field where we played pickup baseball in the summer. After games we'd head into the field to (GASP) steal corn. It was plain old field corn, and I've alwys believed that the best tasting corn in the world is stolen field corn. It was young corn, and  and it was wonderful enough to eat right where we picked it. No cooking. Just picked, shucked and chewed.
                                           
                                          And in case anyone is thinking about it, the statute of limitations has run out on all my corn thievery. 
                                           
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                                            Foodbme

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                                            Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Thu, 04/21/11 5:27 PM (permalink)
                                            chewingthefat


                                            Foodbme


                                            Try it, you'll like it!

                                            Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote)

                                            Ingredients:

                                            4 ears corn, shucked
                                            1/4 cup melted butter
                                            1/4 cup mayonnaise
                                            ¼ cup grated cotija cheese
                                            4 wedges of lime
                                            Directions:
                                            Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.

                                            Grill corn until hot and lightly charred all over, 7 to 10 minutes, depending on the temperature of the grill. Roll the ears in melted butter, and then spread evenly with mayonnaise. Sprinkle with cotija cheese and serve with a lime wedge. 


                                            Never seen Cotija cheese, what's it like?

                                            QUESO COTIJA

                                            Sharp crumbly Goat cheese. “The Parmesan of Mexico”. Serve over Beans and Salads. You can grate it like you would Parmesan.
                                            Here's a complete glossary of Mexican Cheeses:
                                            MEXICAN CHEESE CHART 

                                            FRESH CHEESES

                                            QUESO BLANCO
                                            Creamy – Enchilada stuffing
                                            QUESO FRESCO
                                            Like Feta – Crumbly, sprinkle over enchiladas & taquitos and appetizers, (Botanas)
                                            QUESO PANELA (Also called queso de Canasta)
                                            Soft Cheese – Snack, Appetizer cheese sometimes flavored
                                            REQUESO
                                            Loose Ricotta-like. Enchilada filling and cheese spreads
                                             

                                            SOFT CHEESES

                                            QUESO ANEJO
                                            Aged version of fresco. Garnish over anything
                                            QUESO OAXACA
                                            A.K.A.  Quesillo. Most popular for Quesadillas
                                             

                                            SEMI-SOFT CHEESES

                                            QUESO ASADERO
                                            Melting cheese. Use for Queso Fundido
                                            QUESO CHIHUAHUA (Also Queso  Menonita)
                                            Yellow- Makes queso Frito Fried cheese. Like Cheddar
                                            QUESO JALAPENO
                                            Snack cheese. Use in quesadillas

                                             SEMI-FIRM CHEESES

                                            QUESO CRIOLLO
                                            Yellow – Similar to Munster
                                            OUESO MANCHEGO
                                            Yellow – Good for melting or with fruit or crackers. Similar to Monterrey Jack
                                             

                                            FIRM CHEESES

                                            QUESO ANEJO ENCHILADO
                                            Queso Anejo with a spicy red coating. Serve as a Condiment like a strong feta.
                                            QUESO COTIJA
                                            Sharp crumbly Goat cheese. “The Parmesan of Mexico”. Serve over Beans and Salads
                                            QUESO MANCHEGO VIEJO
                                            Aged hard cheese. Use over Nachos, Taco  Salads, appetizers called Botanas

                                             

                                             
                                             
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                                              pnwchef

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                                              Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Thu, 04/21/11 7:15 PM (permalink)
                                              chewingthefat


                                              Foodbme


                                              Try it, you'll like it!

                                              Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote)

                                              Ingredients:

                                              4 ears corn, shucked
                                              1/4 cup melted butter
                                              1/4 cup mayonnaise
                                              ¼ cup grated cotija cheese
                                              4 wedges of lime
                                              Directions:
                                              Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.

                                              Grill corn until hot and lightly charred all over, 7 to 10 minutes, depending on the temperature of the grill. Roll the ears in melted butter, and then spread evenly with mayonnaise. Sprinkle with cotija cheese and serve with a lime wedge.

                                               



                                              Never seen Cotija cheese, what's it like?

                                              Chewy, dry and salty.....use your favorite Feta cheese...................
                                               
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                                                Foodbme

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                                                Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Thu, 04/21/11 7:51 PM (permalink)
                                                PNWCHEF


                                                chewingthefat


                                                Foodbme


                                                Try it, you'll like it!

                                                Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote)

                                                Ingredients:

                                                4 ears corn, shucked
                                                1/4 cup melted butter
                                                1/4 cup mayonnaise
                                                ¼ cup grated cotija cheese
                                                4 wedges of lime
                                                Directions:
                                                Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.

                                                Grill corn until hot and lightly charred all over, 7 to 10 minutes, depending on the temperature of the grill. Roll the ears in melted butter, and then spread evenly with mayonnaise. Sprinkle with cotija cheese and serve with a lime wedge. 


                                                Never seen Cotija cheese, what's it like?

                                                Chewy, dry and salty.....use your favorite Feta cheese...................

                                                It's supposed to be Dry, Salty & Chewy just like Parmesan.  What if you don't like Farta Cheese??   And you like Cotija Cheese? Farta doesn't stick to the corn like Cotija.

                                                Like all cheeses, they come in different quality levels. http://www.gourmet-food.com/gourmet-cheese/cotija-cheese-102810.aspx

                                                <message edited by Foodbme on Thu, 04/21/11 7:56 PM>
                                                 
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                                                  pnwchef

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                                                  Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Thu, 04/21/11 8:42 PM (permalink)
                                                  Foodbme


                                                  PNWCHEF


                                                  chewingthefat


                                                  Foodbme


                                                  Try it, you'll like it!

                                                  Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote)

                                                  Ingredients:

                                                  4 ears corn, shucked
                                                  1/4 cup melted butter
                                                  1/4 cup mayonnaise
                                                  ¼ cup grated cotija cheese
                                                  4 wedges of lime
                                                  Directions:
                                                  Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.

                                                  Grill corn until hot and lightly charred all over, 7 to 10 minutes, depending on the temperature of the grill. Roll the ears in melted butter, and then spread evenly with mayonnaise. Sprinkle with cotija cheese and serve with a lime wedge. 


                                                  Never seen Cotija cheese, what's it like?

                                                  Chewy, dry and salty.....use your favorite Feta cheese...................

                                                  It's supposed to be Dry, Salty & Chewy just like Parmesan.  What if you don't like Farta Cheese??   And you like Cotija Cheese? Farta doesn't stick to the corn like Cotija.

                                                  Like all cheeses, they come in different quality levels. http://www.gourmet-food.com/gourmet-cheese/cotija-cheese-102810.aspx




                                                  Chewy as in Chewingthefat
                                                   
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                                                    Hot Dog Empire

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                                                    Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Thu, 04/21/11 9:09 PM (permalink)
                                                    How does everyone cook their corn? I soak it in water, with the husk on for about 15 minutes, wrap it in foil with a splash more water, then toss it on the grill and let it steam in the husk.
                                                    Soo tender,......
                                                     
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                                                      Michael Hoffman

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                                                      Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Thu, 04/21/11 9:23 PM (permalink)
                                                      First I peel back the husk and pull off the silk. Then I roll the husk back in place and soak for about an hour. After that I put the corn on the grill over coals with soaked wood chips -- hickory, mostly. Beyond believe delicious.
                                                       
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                                                        felix4067

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                                                        Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Thu, 04/21/11 9:25 PM (permalink)
                                                        I started doing mine on the grill a couple of summers ago. Soak in water for a couple of hours and leave it in the husk. While grilling, spray every five minutes or so with a 2:1 mixture of your favourite red wine and water (I use burgundy, usually).
                                                         
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                                                          Hot Dog Empire

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                                                          Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Thu, 04/21/11 9:56 PM (permalink)
                                                          O.K, stop! Now I want corn!! As happy as I was with my results, I cant wait to try the other ways that you do it, C'mon summer...........!
                                                           
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                                                            BelleReve

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                                                            Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already Fri, 04/22/11 1:42 PM (permalink)
                                                            No way I'm buying it, at .89 an ear, which is better than a couple of weeks ago when it was 3 for $4.  And what is out there, looks like what my mother used to call "blisters" - whitish, and
                                                            skimpy(?)  Seems there's a small window when it's available and reasonable, and I think it's June-July.
                                                               
                                                             
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