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RE: Corn On The Cob - Tue, 06/3/08 1:24 PM
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Originally posted by fabulousoyster

I plant corn every spring (about 50 plants), and every summer the squirrels destroy them all. DESTROY!!! the crop looks like a tornado hit it.
I literally LOL'D when I read this....great post.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Thu, 06/5/08 4:01 PM
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Originally posted by AndreaB

Pull down the husks and baste it with melted butter and lime and red pepper and fresh cilantro and grill it and it's wonderful! It's hard to beat fresh corn on the cob.

Andrea

That sounds so good, and especially now that its fresh corn season!

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Tue, 06/10/08 5:01 PM
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Originally posted by CajunKing You got strawberries??? I wonder how the crop is coming along with all the cool weather we had, should be about time for some fresh local
We got 'em in Wisconsin! We also got floods galore.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Wed, 06/11/08 9:31 PM
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Just got some off the local produce truck.. I forgot to ask where they were from, but 2 weeks ago, they had some from Georgia.






And they were $4.50 for a dozen.....








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RE: Corn On The Cob - Fri, 06/13/08 9:47 PM
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Originally posted by daytrader106

I have to say. The idea of grilling sweet corn with the HUSK down is not the right way.

Get FRESH sweet corn. Witht he husk on and tight. Spray or dunk it in water. Then place on the grill OR into a bed of coals if you are camping.

Once the husk starts to get dark.

Pull the corn out or off the grill. Peal it back. If you like butter add some, BUT you should not need any. All the moisture will be held in by the husk. Steaming the corn to perfection.



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RE: Corn On The Cob - Fri, 06/13/08 9:48 PM
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Originally posted by daytrader106

I have to say. The idea of grilling sweet corn with the HUSK down is not the right way.

Get FRESH sweet corn. Witht he husk on and tight. Spray or dunk it in water. Then place on the grill OR into a bed of coals if you are camping.

Once the husk starts to get dark.

Pull the corn out or off the grill. Peal it back. If you like butter add some, BUT you should not need any. All the moisture will be held in by the husk. Steaming the corn to perfection.




Sounds great; I'll try it!

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Sat, 06/14/08 10:20 AM
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I am going to burn some burgers today and I will include corn on the cob. I will do as suggested as soaking a while before I put on the grill and burn the outside.

Paul E. Smith
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RE: Corn On The Cob - Sat, 06/21/08 11:08 PM
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I'd love to burn some burgers and corn but it's 54 degrees outside and overcast......YUCK. Not firing up the grill in this weather. Also NOT camping or boating which really is the worst for us in the summer.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Sat, 06/21/08 11:39 PM
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Here's a trick for boiling corn. Add 3-4 tablespoons of sugar to the water and don't put the corn in until the water's boiling. Add corn and reduce heat to a light simmer. Cook 8 minutes and remove

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Mon, 06/23/08 11:39 AM
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Add sugar to the water? Only if you get your corn at the Wal*Mart or something like that. They don't call it sweet corn because it rolls off the tongue all pretty like.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Mon, 06/23/08 11:48 AM
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Originally posted by Big Ugly Mich

Add sugar to the water? Only if you get your corn at the Wal*Mart or something like that. They don't call it sweet corn because it rolls off the tongue all pretty like.


Sweet or Sour doesn't Matter. It enhances The flavor even more. Just cut back the amount of sugar a little. Try it, you'll like it!
But what ever you do, DON"T PUT SALT IN THE WATER!!It makes the corn tough. You upper tier U.S. people have an advantage. The corn up there is superior to what we get in the Sun Belt. FL, CA and Mexican grown corn is just not as good and you won't send us any of yours! I long for some good Silver Queen Corn.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Mon, 06/23/08 12:16 PM
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This a semi-Latin way of eating corn, but once you try this, plain 'ol butter just won't match up. This is the only way I eat corn now. Also, I like to use my bamboo steamer to cook corn.
Take some mayo, and add a few drops of hot sauce. Then you add a squeeze of lime and a dash of pepper.
Spread all of this on your corn. Finish it off with fresh grated cheese.

mark

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Wed, 06/25/08 1:05 PM
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I have mentioned Mirai (tm) sweet corn earlier in this thread. I am growing it for the first time this year, and have high hopes for it. A link www.miraicorn.com

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Wed, 06/25/08 1:40 PM
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When I was a kid, I went to a boarding school that had a vegetable garden. We used to pick corn and then rush back to our dorm and put it in a pot to boil right away. So goooood! We had no butter, no salt, no sugar. Just fresh picked corn. Triple yummo!

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Wed, 06/25/08 2:21 PM
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Doggy, I love that Latin corn also! Steamed, I also like corn steamed in some cajun seasonings. Tony's Bold works good.

Twin, back when my PawPaw had a corn field, I would find ears that were not all the way ripe, and eat them right outa the husk. I still crave that but it's hard for me to come by.

Tmiles, I bet a young ear of your Mirai corn would be good raw.
Joe

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Wed, 06/25/08 3:15 PM
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Originally posted by PapaJoe8

.........Tmiles, I bet a young ear of your Mirai corn would be good raw.
Joe

My brother used to eat raw sweet corn, right in the field. (regular sweet corn, not Mirai) A customer told me that they sell Mirai at the Seaport market in NYC, both raw and cooked. I've never had it myself. We will see if it lives up to the hype. If it doesn't, I'll just feed it to the sheep!!

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Wed, 06/25/08 3:24 PM
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I've nibbled on fresh raw corn as well. It's like candy.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Mon, 08/11/08 1:37 PM
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Originally posted by tmiles

I have mentioned Mirai (tm) sweet corn earlier in this thread. I am growing it for the first time this year, and have high hopes for it. A link www.miraicorn.com

Our first Mirai is ripe. It is excellent and very tender. It does not have that annoying "crunchiness" (is that a word?) that some supersweets have. Does it live up to the hype???? I don't think so. It IS great corn, and DOES rate (IMO) a 10 out of 10, but there are a few other sweet corns out there that are just as good. I will plant it again, though.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Mon, 08/11/08 1:48 PM
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Does anyone know how to obtain the Mirai seed. It is not available in the Knoxville, TN area. Thanks

Paul E. Smith
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RE: Corn On The Cob - Mon, 08/11/08 2:02 PM
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Originally posted by Foodbme Sweet or Sour doesn't Matter. It enhances The flavor even more.
Then you get too much sweet and not enough corn IMHO.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Mon, 08/11/08 2:15 PM
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I love to eat raw sweet corn just as I pick it. Sometimes I wind up standing in the garden tossing the cobs aside after eating four or five of those Peaches and Cream Bi-color or Silver Queen Xtra Sweets. We didn't do sweet corn this year because the fruit orchard has demanded so much of our time, but luck went our way...

We have a neighbor who decided that his corn patch was more than his bad-back could handle, so he notified his family and neighbors (us) that he would allow "U-Pick" for only $2 a dozen. We picked 6 dozen of his large yellow ears (specie unknown). They were very large ears, but sweet as opposed to "Roastin' ears" (immature Field Corn). They had a lot of strong 'Corn' flavor. We blanched the ears, then cut the kernels off the cob and froze them in 1 lb. bags.

Ten days later he called us to tell us his Silver Queen Xtra Sweet was ready, so off we went again. We selected 6 dozen of the largest ears we could find...we were the first folks to pick in this patch, so it was "Good Pickin's". He counted about 14-15 ears in a dozen (His Math!) so we got a real bargain.

Bill suggested we try to 'put-up' the Silver Queen the way his wife does it. They cut the corn off the ears and then scrape the remants from the ears into the cut corn in a pot. To 16 cups of cut corn he adds one cup of canned milk and a stick and a half of Butter, and a half cup of sugar, and a teaspoon (estimated) of salt. Bring the whole mess to a boil and cook for ten minutes or so. Let it sit for a bit to cool then bag it for the freezer.

We did it his way and got several one-gallon bags of corn in the freezer. We tried the leftovers from the pot for dinner a few nights ago and were amazed at how good it is. I would label it a cross between creamed corn and corn-pudding. Great Summer veggie use and really a bargain at $2 a Bakers Plus Dozen!

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Mon, 08/11/08 2:23 PM
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Does anyone know how to obtain the Mirai seed. It is not available in the Knoxville, TN area. Thanks

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


Park seed sells it in small packets for the home garden, as does Harris seeds. You can find both with an easy Google search. The Mirai link that I provided shows about a dozen companies, but some sell only commercial amounts. You can't go wrong with Park or Harris

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Mon, 08/11/08 2:37 PM
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Park Seed is a bit more expensive than most of the seed catalog business's...But their quality is outstanding. We bought our original Cockscomb flower seeds from them over a decade ago and have used each years flowers as the source of next year plants since, as many of you know. We also buy a number of veggie seeds from them and have been very satisfied with the results we get.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Tue, 08/12/08 2:23 PM
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Quick & easy method...Preheat the oven to 350. While that's going on, don't do any thing to the corm. When the oven is hot, place the corn, still in the husk, on a grate in the middle of the oven. Roast for 25-30 minutes. Peel the husk & eat.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Tue, 08/12/08 2:58 PM
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Quick & easy method...Preheat the oven to 350. While that's going on, don't do any thing to the corm. When the oven is hot, place the corn, still in the husk, on a grate in the middle of the oven. Roast for 25-30 minutes. Peel the husk & eat.


That's a big waste of electricity and out here in AZ when it's 107 degrees outside, the last thing you need to do is heat up the house. The AC runs 24/7 as it is!

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Tue, 08/12/08 4:17 PM
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Do this, then: http://www.thefarm.org/charities/i4at/surv/solarbox.htm

Just be sure the box is fully lined or it will start on fire.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Tue, 08/12/08 5:41 PM
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Do this, then: http://www.thefarm.org/charities/i4at/surv/solarbox.htm

Just be sure the box is fully lined or it will start on fire.


Thanx Big Ugly Mitch! I'm going to build one with my Grandkids!

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Tue, 08/12/08 6:04 PM
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I usually rely on the microwave and have good results.
I sometimes boil the corn in water, no salt and no sugar.
Nothing fancy... I've always burned it on the grill.
But I found a great way to "hold" corn over if dinner gets delayed for a bit.
I was cooking some stuff in the crock pot in a "crock pot bag" and when i found out dinner would be a bit late, I folded over the bag and laid the pre-micro'd corn on top of the bag and it was perfet when it came time to eat. The low temp. just kept it at the right temp without over cooking.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Tue, 08/12/08 6:15 PM
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Big Ugly Mitch or anyone who's built a Solar Cooker:

Have you ever built one yourself? How does it do as far as "browning" something like meat or pies or biscuits etc? Do you put a thermometer in it to track the temperature?

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Sat, 08/16/08 4:44 PM
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I'm assuming by "browning", you mean the equivalent of, say, adding a splash of water and nuking for 15 or 30 seconds. Not feasible because it takes a while to get the temp up. I'd steam it in a dutch oven for a minute or so at a time. I've made some scratch cinnamon rolls in my foil lined box. By "scratch", I'm referring to what I had to do to get that paper Pillsbury tube open, of course, but they turned out pretty good. The problem is that seven of those fit in a 8 inch round pan real nicely, but don't divide into 2 or 3 real nicely.

The temperature gets to about 350 in the one I built, and I gauge doneness by eye alone, which has led to some disasters when I didn't thaw this or that first.

Never mind how I know about lining the box with aluminum foil completely, too. That sucker gets pretty hot. I'd guess about 350 F or 375 F, and I can't lower the temp. I'm thinking that if I open the door a little, that'll work, but it doesn't. It just refuses to heat up completely.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Sat, 08/16/08 5:42 PM
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I'm assumig by "browning", you mean the equivalent of, say, adding a splash of water and nuking for 15 or 30 seconds. Not feasible because it takes a while to get the temp up. I'd steam it in a dutch oven for a minute or so at a time. I've made some scratch cinnamon rolls in mine. By "scratch", I'm referring to what I had to do to get that paper Pillsbury tube open, of course, but they turned out pretty good. The problem is that seven of those fit in a 8 inch pan real nicely, but don't divide into 2 or 3 real nicely.

The temperature gets to about 350 in the one I built, and I gauge doneness by eye alone, which has led to some disasters when I didn't thaw this or that first.

Never mind how I know about lining the box with aluminum foil completely, too. That sucker gets pretty hot. I'd guess about 350 F or 375 F, and I can't lower the temp. I'm thinking that if I open the door a little, that'll work, but it doesn't. It just refuses to heat up completely.


By "Browning" I mean like putting meat in a frying pan or on the brill to get the outside seared and brown in color as opposed to just microwaving and the outside is just grey. I understand some of the newer microwaves and radient/convection cookers do "Brown" the meat.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Mon, 08/18/08 4:04 PM
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That WOULD be feasible, but don't try to pre-heat your oven. The heat needs to transfer to what you're cooking or the plastic that the sun actually enters through can melt. Another never-mind-how-I-know-that moment.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Wed, 08/20/08 5:09 PM
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Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen


I love to eat raw sweet corn just as I pick it. Sometimes I wind up standing in the garden tossing the cobs aside after eating four or five of those Peaches and Cream Bi-color or Silver Queen Xtra Sweets. We didn't do sweet corn this year because the fruit orchard has demanded so much of our time, but luck went our way...

We have a neighbor who decided that his corn patch was more than his bad-back could handle, so he notified his family and neighbors (us) that he would allow "U-Pick" for only $2 a dozen. We picked 6 dozen of his large yellow ears (specie unknown). They were very large ears, but sweet as opposed to "Roastin' ears" (immature Field Corn). They had a lot of strong 'Corn' flavor. We blanched the ears, then cut the kernels off the cob and froze them in 1 lb. bags.

Ten days later he called us to tell us his Silver Queen Xtra Sweet was ready, so off we went again. We selected 6 dozen of the largest ears we could find...we were the first folks to pick in this patch, so it was "Good Pickin's". He counted about 14-15 ears in a dozen (His Math!) so we got a real bargain.

Bill suggested we try to 'put-up' the Silver Queen the way his wife does it. They cut the corn off the ears and then scrape the remants from the ears into the cut corn in a pot. To 16 cups of cut corn he adds one cup of canned milk and a stick and a half of Butter, and a half cup of sugar, and a teaspoon (estimated) of salt. Bring the whole mess to a boil and cook for ten minutes or so. Let it sit for a bit to cool then bag it for the freezer.

We did it his way and got several one-gallon bags of corn in the freezer. We tried the leftovers from the pot for dinner a few nights ago and were amazed at how good it is. I would label it a cross between creamed corn and corn-pudding. Great Summer veggie use and really a bargain at $2 a Bakers Plus Dozen!


Al, that sounded real good me to me. Mamaw Smith alway scraped the cob after she cut the kernels off. I hate to see the corn season end.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Mon, 08/25/08 5:08 PM
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We have been feasting on silver queen and silver king locally grown corn for about 3-4 weeks. Last night I was alone and made 8 ears and ate ALL of them (today, I am thinking that wasn't the smartest thing to do)

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Mon, 08/25/08 6:21 PM
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Originally posted by CajunKing

We have been feasting on silver queen and silver king locally grown corn for about 3-4 weeks. Last night I was alone and made 8 ears and ate ALL of them (today, I am thinking that wasn't the smartest thing to do)


Corn can do crazy things to you. You may be sorry tomorrow. Good luck

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Mon, 08/25/08 6:46 PM
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Don and Paul,

The taste and pleasure I get from eating (and over-eating) 'real' sweet corn slathered in fresh melted butter and sprinkled with some salt is worth a day or two of "window shattering irregularity"!

The largest of the local festivals, Lanesville's Heritage Days in Mid-September and New Albany's Harvest Homecoming at the end of September both offer tons of great Fair Food. High on my list to search out at both events are the 'Roasting Ears' Booths. Great eating, even if it is a drippy mess !

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Mon, 08/25/08 6:59 PM
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Things that use to bother me no longer do and those things that never bothered me now do. I cannot understand that.

Corn, slaw, beans, cabbage and other things are beginning to become a non part of my diet.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Mon, 08/25/08 8:12 PM
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Originally posted by CajunKing

We have been feasting on silver queen and silver king locally grown corn for about 3-4 weeks. Last night I was alone and made 8 ears and ate ALL of them (today, I am thinking that wasn't the smartest thing to do)


on yer laptop cajun?

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Mon, 08/25/08 9:34 PM
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Originally posted by Sundancer7

Things that use to bother me no longer do and those things that never bothered me now do. I cannot understand that.

Corn, slaw, beans, cabbage and other things are beginning to become a non part of my diet.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


You might want to consider getting your "Plumbing" Checked!

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Tue, 08/26/08 1:01 PM
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Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

Don and Paul,

......... High on my list to search out at both events are the 'Roasting Ears' Booths. Great eating, even if it is a drippy mess !


I've never been much into roasting corn. I prefer boiled or steamed. I've been told that part of my "problem" is that corn to be roasted should be more mature than for boiling. I have also been told that "Ruby Queen" (Burpee) is an especially good roasting corn. I've let some Ruby Queen mature, and will roast some tonight. IMO, as a boiling corn, Ruby Queen is very average, and not nearly as good as the Mirai mentioned earlier in this thread. Ruby Queen, is, however, beautiful to look at. It will lose it's beautiful color when boiled, but stays a ruby pink when roasted. We will see,,,,,,,and I will report.

UPDATE Ruby Queen is , indeed, a good roasting corn. I shucked it and put it on the grill. I turned it a few times and took it off after a few kernals started to turn black. (actually more "fire grilling" than roasting?). The corn retained it's beautiful color, and tasted great. This corn was past it's prime for boiling but it grilled great. I'm going to pitch it to a few restaurants next year. As an aside, I've never made much money selling to restaurants. Quantities are too small and delivery is too expensive.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Tue, 08/26/08 6:02 PM
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AL

Just got an email from a friend in Lanesville, Heritage Days Sept 13-15. They were asking for help in the beer and brat booth.

I wish my back was up to it, i love working the brat booth.

You are right about the roasted corn there, I get a turkey leg and several ears of corn, finished with a funnel cake.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Wed, 09/3/08 12:04 AM
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What people here haven't indicated is that by soaking the ears of corn in cold water (I do for several hours...not just 30 minutes), there is a flavor that is driven out of the husk into the ear that only compliments the already delicious corn taste.

Like others, I peel the husks clear back and remove the silks. I don't mess with pulling one husk off, but just take some burlap twine and tie the husks back in place. When you soak the ears, the twine is also soaked preventing it from starting on fire as the ears roast.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Wed, 09/3/08 5:38 AM
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Back about a couple of months ago when good corn was at its peak in East Tennessee, I would buy it as fresh as possible, remove the silk and reposition the husk after I had buttered it. I put it on the grill while I was doing steak, burgers and hot dogs and let it stay there until the main product was cooked. I removed the corn with the husk charred. It was very very sweet and tasty.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Wed, 09/3/08 8:14 AM
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I've never understood the lime/chili thing. Tried it a few times - ICK!

I pull the husks down, de-silk, give it a quick buttering, pull the husks back up and tie off with butchers string, then dunk in water. Gills up wonderfull every time.

Apparently just like Sundancer.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Wed, 09/3/08 12:29 PM
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Corn on the cob has gone upscale....
Dean and Deluca has corn for grilling on pg 2 of the new catalog. A set of 6 ears is $36. The catalog (vice the urban stores) is based in Kansas, so I expect that they can ship some very nice corn. They are not selling any to me...........

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Wed, 09/3/08 12:35 PM
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Originally posted by tmiles

Corn on the cob has gone upscale....
Dean and Deluca has corn for grilling on pg 2 of the new catalog. A set of 6 ears is $36. The catalog (vice the urban stores) is based in Kansas, so I expect that they can ship some very nice corn. They are not selling any to me...........


Good God. $6 per ear. For $6 you can buy a good 30-40 ears off the roadside right now.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Wed, 09/3/08 12:46 PM
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Originally posted by WarToad

quote:
Originally posted by tmiles

Corn on the cob has gone upscale....
Dean and Deluca has corn for grilling on pg 2 of the new catalog. A set of 6 ears is $36. The catalog (vice the urban stores) is based in Kansas, so I expect that they can ship some very nice corn. They are not selling any to me...........


Good God. $6 per ear. For $6 you can buy a good 30-40 ears off the roadside right now.


I wonder, is that $6 an ear PLUS shipping???????????
Reminds me of the old joke:
Lady to Farmer: "Is that $6 an ear? That's outrageous!
Farmer to Lady: "Yep it is, but I only need to sell one!"

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Wed, 09/3/08 4:49 PM
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Originally posted by WarToad

quote:
Originally posted by tmiles

Corn on the cob has gone upscale....
Dean and Deluca has corn for grilling on pg 2 of the new catalog. A set of 6 ears is $36. The catalog (vice the urban stores) is based in Kansas, so I expect that they can ship some very nice corn. They are not selling any to me...........


Good God. $6 per ear. For $6 you can buy a good 30-40 ears off the roadside right now.


WHERE????

Are roadside prices this year are 5$ for a dozen

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Wed, 09/3/08 5:07 PM
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They are not available now but during the season, good sweet corn was available for 4 for 1$. That would be 20 for $5.00.

It was sweet corn and very good.

Paul E. Smith
knoxville, TN

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Wed, 09/3/08 5:29 PM
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They are not available now but during the season, good sweet corn was available for 4 for 1$. That would be 20 for $5.00.

It was sweet corn and very good.

Paul E. Smith
knoxville, TN

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Wed, 09/3/08 7:28 PM
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During the season corn here was $1.50-2.00 dz. Put up 8dz. eat so much fresh that we won't be into that to quick.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Thu, 09/4/08 10:29 AM
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The lowest i could find this season was $4.00/dz for bi color corn this week. Silver queen/king is still $5.00/dz

MY AREA SUCKS

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Thu, 09/4/08 12:23 PM
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They only thing outragous this year was okra and that topped $3.00/LB. Corn went up $0.50/DZ this year not bad,Melons stayed the same, Tomatoes went up, when all the scares where out there, all the way to $0.90/LB. But alas they went back down after the market tomatoes were released. Cabbage same as last year. Hate to see what Pecans do.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Mon, 09/8/08 3:49 PM
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Originally posted by Sundancer7 Back about a couple of months ago when good corn was at its peak in East Tennessee, I would buy it as fresh as possible, remove the silk and reposition the husk after I had buttered it. I put it on the grill while I was doing steak, burgers and hot dogs and let it stay there until the main product was cooked. I removed the corn with the husk charred. It was very very sweet and tasty.
If it's just me and/or BBM, I do that as well, but if it's for more than that, you put your own stuff on your own corn.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Tue, 09/9/08 4:50 PM
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Sweet Corn season for the year is over here in Illinois(or at least for me).

I was able to consistantly get a dozen ears of peaches and cream sweet corn for $3.50 for a dozen ears. Now to wait until next August before I consume any more sweet corn, it just isnt the same, or worth it if I cant eat fresh Illinois sweet corn.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Sat, 09/20/08 3:18 PM
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I thought this was an exceptionally good year for good sweet corn!!

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Sat, 09/20/08 6:10 PM
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I have never bought the frozen corn on the cob at my grocers. Fresh corn is no longer available. I wonder about the quality of the frozen corn?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Sat, 09/20/08 6:53 PM
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The frozen stuff at Costco's is pretty good...nothing comes close to fresh...but there are degrees of "Ok" with frozen!!!

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Mon, 09/22/08 2:46 PM
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Here in south-central Pennsylvania, we have two or three weeks left until the local sweet corn is gone. As long as it's available, we'll be buying a dozen at least twice a week, eating what we want, and cutting the rest off for freezing. The frozen isn't as good as fresh, but it's better than anything I've found at the supermarket.

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RE: Corn On The Cob - Sat, 10/18/08 2:57 AM
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Soak in water for an hour then put on the grill. Just great.

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