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Sweet Corn

Post by tattulip » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:19 am

It's sweet corn season here in Iowa. :dinner:

This is how you MUST prepare sweet corn IMO.

For every gallon of water, add 1 T. of lemon juice and 1 T. of sugar.

Cover ears with water and bring to a boil. Do not add salt to the water (salt toughens corn)

Boil uncovered 2 minutes.

Remove from heat.

Let set 10 minutes.

The corn will not be tough and will be sweet and tender. :drool:

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Re: Sweet Corn

Post by Fatherducque » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:29 pm

tattulip wrote:It's sweet corn season here in Iowa. :dinner:

This is how you MUST prepare sweet corn IMO.

For every gallon of water, add 1 T. of lemon juice and 1 T. of sugar.

Cover ears with water and bring to a boil. Do not add salt to the water (salt toughens corn)

Boil uncovered 2 minutes.

Remove from heat.

Let set 10 minutes.

The corn will not be tough and will be sweet and tender. :drool:
You forgot to add crab boil, onions, potatoes, sausage, and crawfish or crabs!

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Re: Sweet Corn

Post by sxsdoublegun » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:15 pm

Shucked or unshucked?

Seriously.


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Re: Sweet Corn

Post by StarryNightDave » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:49 am

I don't think that's enough time to cook the corn. We usually cook it for about 20 minutes. Just made some last night, in fact, and it came out great that way.

That is interesting what you said about the salt. And, I've never had it with lemon. We always put some sugar in the water. I wonder if adding the lemon juice reduces the cooking time?

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Re: Sweet Corn

Post by tattulip » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:14 am

StarryNightDave wrote:I don't think that's enough time to cook the corn. We usually cook it for about 20 minutes. Just made some last night, in fact, and it came out great that way.

That is interesting what you said about the salt. And, I've never had it with lemon. We always put some sugar in the water. I wonder if adding the lemon juice reduces the cooking time?
I just figured the lemon made is so it wasn't so sweet?

IALU: put the corn in the water and then bring to a boil, boil 2 minutes, remove from heat and let it set 10 minutes.

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Re: Sweet Corn

Post by StarryNightDave » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:39 am

Actually, I just mentioned this to my wife. She said we always boil it for 25 minutes. And, she always puts salt in the water - kinda like we do for pasta. It always comes out great, provided the corn itself is good.

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Re: Sweet Corn

Post by Fatherducque » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:34 pm

sxsdoublegun wrote:Shucked or unshucked?

Seriously.


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Neither the crawfish nor crabs should be shucked before boiling.

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Re: Sweet Corn

Post by sxsdoublegun » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:14 pm

Do the crawfish add taste to the corn or crabs? If not, there is no reason for them to be in there.


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Post by tattulip » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:13 am

StarryNightDave wrote:Actually, I just mentioned this to my wife. She said we always boil it for 25 minutes. And, she always puts salt in the water - kinda like we do for pasta. It always comes out great, provided the corn itself is good.
That seems like an awfully long time to boil it!

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Re: Sweet Corn

Post by StarryNightDave » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:36 am

tattulip wrote:
StarryNightDave wrote:Actually, I just mentioned this to my wife. She said we always boil it for 25 minutes. And, she always puts salt in the water - kinda like we do for pasta. It always comes out great, provided the corn itself is good.
That seems like an awfully long time to boil it!
But, it never turns out mushy. It's delicious!

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Re: Sweet Corn

Post by Fatherducque » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:21 pm

sxsdoublegun wrote:Do the crawfish add taste to the corn or crabs? If not, there is no reason for them to be in there.


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Do realize what you just said?????

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Re: Sweet Corn

Post by Margie » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:32 pm

Made corn this way last night. Very good! Thanks for the tip. :)

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Post by ConsrvYank1 » Mon May 09, 2016 1:05 am

iamlookingup wrote::hmm: Another way to boil sweet corn on the cob. :)
Best Way to Cook Corn on the Cob
Ingredients
6­-8 ears of corn, husks and silks removed and cut in half (if desired)
1 cup milk
1 stick Challenge butter
Instructions
1. Fill a large pot about halfway with water. Bring water to a boil.
2. Add milk and butter. Add corn and reduce heat. Simmer corn for 6 to 8 minutes Remove corn from cooking
liquid and its ready to serve.
Recipe by Spicy Southern Kitchen
Now that sounds and looks good, I will have to try it. :drool:

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Re: Sweet Corn

Post by qrayjack » Fri May 13, 2016 10:13 am

FD has the best corn recipe but if times are hard and the other essential ingredients are unavailable, don't let that stop you. For Poor Boy's Unenhanced Cajun Corn, just add the crab & shrimp boil to the corn. I would tell you the dosage which is critical but I just can't bring myself to reveal a secret recipe to all these... these... strangers.

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Re: Sweet Corn

Post by Fatherducque » Fri May 13, 2016 1:36 pm

qrayjack wrote:FD has the best corn recipe but if times are hard and the other essential ingredients are unavailable, don't let that stop you. For Poor Boy's Unenhanced Cajun Corn, just add the crab & shrimp boil to the corn. I would tell you the dosage which is critical but I just can't bring myself to reveal a secret recipe to all these... these... strangers.
Generally, put six ears of corn, broken in half, in a 15 gallon pot. Add five pounds of onions, five pounds of red potatoes, twenty pounds of crawfish, a couple of pounds of chunked smoked sausage, two cups salt, and a cup of crab boil. Fill pot with water. There are the proportions.

That makes the corn taste good!

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Re: Sweet Corn

Post by qrayjack » Fri May 13, 2016 1:55 pm

I hate you FD. Where the hell am I gonna get 20 lbs of crawfish in Arkansas.

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Re: Sweet Corn

Post by falvegas » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:55 pm

tattulip wrote:It's sweet corn season here in Iowa. :dinner:

This is how you MUST prepare sweet corn IMO.

For every gallon of water, add 1 T. of lemon juice and 1 T. of sugar.

Cover ears with water and bring to a boil. Do not add salt to the water (salt toughens corn)

Boil uncovered 2 minutes.

Remove from heat.

Let set 10 minutes.

The corn will not be tough and will be sweet and tender. :drool:
For whatever it's worth:
Most of the family boils their corn...however I 'Steam my Corn'.

I'll Leave the Husks 'On', cut off the Shank, cut about an inch or two from the top (pulling off just the visible bulk Silk), and place them vertically in a Sock Pot with Steamer attachment ....steaming about 20 to 30 minutes. I take the Husks and Silk off with a towel or gloves....come off easily.

When I Grill Corn, about half the time I'll also leave the Husks on, cutting the Shank Off and the Top back (as noted previously). Then I pull back the Husks, and coat the Corn with a mix of Vegetable Oil (or other) mixed with Butter, and fold the Husks back to the Corn then Grill them. Sometimes I'll take a piece of the Husk and tie the re-attached husks at the top. One Southwest method I use is to Strip the finished Corn of Husks and Silk, Dip in salted butter mixed with a little Lime Juice, and very lightly dust with Cayenne.

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Re: Sweet Corn

Post by qrayjack » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:15 pm

Another manna of the gods, sweet corn.

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Re: Sweet Corn

Post by tattulip » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:18 pm

I was wondering the other day if I'd ever have good sweet corn again. :noparty:

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Re: Sweet Corn

Post by Fatherducque » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:24 pm

You have avocados instead.

I had some good corn Saturday......surrounded by mounds of crawfish!

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Re: Sweet Corn

Post by qrayjack » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:57 pm

I never realized you had such an evil streak FD.

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Re: Sweet Corn

Post by ConsrvYank1 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:01 pm

qrayjack wrote:I never realized you had such an evil streak FD.
:teehee:

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Re: Sweet Corn

Post by falvegas » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:56 am

Thanks tattulip, guess I've been cooking my corn too long. I usually Steam Them or Grill Them (with husks on), but I have been cooking them far too long. Thanks!

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