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Corn, A Summertime Treat

CORN: A Summertime Treat!

 

Julia Ann - Summertime Corn

Parboiling fresh corn on the ear.

Have you tasted fresh corn-on-the-cob?  It is certainly is a Midwestern food and maybe across the USA.  In farm country it is the hit of the season with farmer’s markets flourishing along the road sides.  Indiana serves the corn cooked in a husk to carry and eat as fun food  at county and state fairs.

 

How-to preserve that wonderful taste all winter.

Select fresh corn.

Select fresh corn. The husks will be removed to prepare the ears of corn for parboiling.

The best time to get fresh corn is early in the morning after it has just been picked.  Plan on processing it when you get home to maintain the freshness and the milk in the kernel of corn.  I  prepare 12 ears at a time.

Remove the corn husks and the silk. Rinse well.

Removing the corn husks

Removing the corn husks

Cutting corn off the cob.

Cutting corn off the cob.

Now the corn is ready to be put into a large pan of boiling water. Cover and scald in the  boiling water for 4 1/2 minutes.  Cool in an ice water bath.  The corn is then ready to cut kernels off the cob and package for freezing.

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To freeze corn on the cob, after scalding, cooling and draining, put the ears of corn into plastic freezer bags to store in your freezer.

Savory Baked Sweet Corn

Savory Baked Sweet Corn

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Savory Baked Sweet Corn Recipe

Netta Belle’s Choice Savory Baked Sweet Corn

Julia Ann - Summertime Corn

Slected fresh corn from a local farmer’s market. The husks will be removed to prepare the ears of corn for parboiling.

Indiana sweet corn is at its peak; the yellow and/or white kernels are full and crisp with sweet milky juice. Corn on the cob, or roasting ears are the summertime treat, to be eaten and preserved by canning or freezing. Corn is a versatile vegetable used in soups, salads, side dishes, cornbreads, and entrees.  There are multiple uses of corn from corn syrup, snack foods, pet foods and ethanol.

The nutrients in corn are fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B 3, manganese and vitamin B 5 and antioxidant benefits. There are 143 calories in 1 cup of corn, not counting added butter when eating corn on the cob.  Fresh picked corn is best used the same day, or kept cool or refrigerated or has been in the shade at the farmer’s market.  Heat causes natural sugars of corn  turn to starch losing some of its sweet taste. Select corn with full kernels, when punctured the juice is white.  Fresh corn will have green husks tightly around it and not dried out.

Corn can be steamed, cooked in boiling water, grilled in the husk, microwaved or put in the oven to bake in the husks. Whole corn is cutting the kernel off the cob; fixing  cream corn is cutting the  kernels off the cob, then scraping sides to get the sweet milky juice.

Savory Baked Sweet Corn Recipe

I purchased the corn for  Savory Baked Sweet Corn  soon after the corn had been brought in from the field at a local farmer’s market.  It was a yellow and white variety with plump firm kernels, rows complete to the very top of the ear. The husks and silk were removed. The water was heated in a kettle until boiling, corn was added to come to boil again for 7 minutes. When done, the corn was put in ice water to cool before cutting. This is also prepares corn for freezing. Four large ears of corn were used to get the 2 cups of corn.  The kernels were cut off, the cobs were scraped to get the sweet milky juice. The corn was set in the refrigerator until ready for use.

Savory Baked Sweet Corn Recipe
 
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Summer fresh corn is just right for a Savory Baked Sweet Corn Casserole. A dish for family or a pot luck dinner.
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Recipe type: Casserole
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon butter to grease a 1-quart casserole dish
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Netta Belle's Choice Sea Salt or to taste
  • 14 teaspoon Netta Belle's Choice Black Pepper or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric*
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon onion, minced
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups fresh cream style corn, firmly packed
  • ⅓ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup finely crushed saltine crackers
  • paprika
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter casserole dish.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, seasonings in large bowl.
  3. Melt butter to cook onion until softened.
  4. Add the milk, beaten eggs, cream corn, buttered cooked onion, cheese, parsley and crumbs to the dry ingredients.
  5. Stir to blend well.
  6. Pour into the buttered casserole.
  7. Sprinkle top with paprika.
  8. Bake 45 minutes or until set.
  9. Test for doneness by inserting knife in center and it comes out clean.
Notes
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* Turmeric is a medicinal root with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties grown in South Asia of India and Pakistan.  The rhizomes are boiled, dried and ground into a powder for use as spice for cooking and in curries.  The orange-yellow color spice has a slightly hot peppery flavor and will color the food yellow when cooked.

Netta Belle's Choice Sea Salt  Purified, Granular white Crystalline Pacific Ocean Salt and Pure Granulated Black Pepper

Netta Belle’s Choice Sea Salt Purified, Granular white Crystalline Pacific Ocean Salt and Pure Granulated Black Pepper

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