For our western US members

 

Sweet corn!

For our western US members, be on the lookout for the best sweet corn available in grocery stores, sweet corn from Olathe CO! (Check Google or YouTube for Olathe sweet corn.) It's now available this season even in AZ as well as in CO east of the Rockies.

Having been raised in the Midwest where roadside stands and farmers' markets had freshly picked corn, it's amazing to me that here in AZ, grocery store ears of corn match the quality of a farm's roadside stand of picked-this-morning corn.

Lunch today is a 3-ear sweet corn meal, probably washed down with an IPA!

And you can try

Melaqueman's microwave corn tip (from the Brain Teaser thread), if you aren't wanting to be out in the heat or heat up the house!

razz

~Angela

Our local farmers market in Webster NY is supposed to have local

I have to check it out because last I knew we were looking at Late August for local corn.

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Short season

pwohlrab wrote:

I have to check it out because last I knew we were looking at Late August for local corn.

Olathe may have a short 2018 season due to drought this year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv4wdlAfe_c

and yes, he did eat raw corn on the news!

Iowa sweet corn

Iowa sweet corn has been available for about 3 weeks and is hard to beat. But if the Olathe CO corn shows up in our grocery stores (probably unlikely) I will give it a try.

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And...

alandb wrote:

Iowa sweet corn has been available for about 3 weeks and is hard to beat. But if the Olathe CO corn shows up in our grocery stores (probably unlikely) I will give it a try.

And...cornfields in Iowa also serve a secondary purpose as toilet paper holders for many rolls of TP during RAGBRAI, right? razz

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Thanks Angela

GlobeTurtle wrote:

Melaqueman's microwave corn tip (from the Brain Teaser thread), if you aren't wanting to be out in the heat or heat up the house! razz ~Angela

As a matter of fact we have corn available now as well and I made one my way last night.Absolutely fantastic.

Dehusk and wrap in waxpaper. Did one ear for 3 minutes on high in the nuker. You'll need those little corn holders to hang on.

Just for whatever its worth, unless you tear the waxpaper you can probably reuse it another couple of times.

To get rid of the "Hair", I buy some cheap cotton gloves which have a non slip grip on one side. Easy way to get rid of the silky hair on the cob.

That's it for my household tips, over and out.

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Another microwave tip ...

GlobeTurtle wrote:

Melaqueman's microwave corn tip (from the Brain Teaser thread), if you aren't wanting to be out in the heat or heat up the house!

razz

~Angela

I've used this method for a few years now ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgq-PWG6hWk

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Yup!

I use the same method as soberbyker as I posted in a YouTube video in the same thread where Melaqueman posted his method. I do it a litle different than the video that soberbyker posted in that I cook it 3 minutes per ear instead of 4 and I cut off the butt end of the cob after cooking, not before. I suspect that keeps the steam in the husk better, thus reducing the cooking time. It is amazing how cleanly this method removes the silk and husk .... not a trace of silk left on the cob after squeezing it out of the hot husk.

Here is the YouTube link I posted in the other thread: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U10MkdbzS54

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Perfect Iowa Summer Supper.

I had planned to go e-biking this afternoon but because of an appointment that ran over, it was too late to start. So inspired by this thread, I decided to cook out. I grilled out hamburgers on charcoal with hickory chips (not gas grill), and buttered buns toasted on the grill. Then fresh green beans from my garden, steamed in the double boiler and tossed with a little butter and salt. fresh tomatoes from my garden, peeled, chilled and sliced, and Iowa sweet corn from a local farmer (honey and cream variety), made the way I posted above.

YUM! No dessert needed ... the sweet corn was my dessert.

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Ok, now i want a fresh ear of corn

Sort of like Mall Cop "you said it, now I want it".

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Way cool

I love the microwave trick. Never heard of it but you can bet I'll remember and give it a try when I'm home. Of course I won't be home for another three weeks but what the heck. smile

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