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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by String Tree, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. String Tree

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    first of all, I am not a Gourmet.
    I'm a guy that like to eat and as long as it doesn't give me food poisoning, I'm not too picky.

    Mrs String Tree found what I think is a nice way to cook Corn on the Cob.
    First, Chop off the Stalk from the Cob. Leave Everything on the Cob. No Husking.
    Second, wrap it in a damp (preferably Clean) Dish Towel.
    Third: put it on a plate, stick it in the Microwave for 2 Minutes.
    Fourth: Using a Dry, Cool, Towel, grab the end with the Silk and Squeeze the Freshly Cooked Cob out the other end.

    Now EAT!

    Feel free to Season as you please.

    ST
     
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    The Mrs. is not wrong.
     
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  3. MarkieMark

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    That is a good and proven method here at pirates cove.

    But my first choice is to throw 4 to 6 ears into a steam pot with seasoned crabs, similarly husk and all.

    Pass me a fresh tomato.

    And an ice cold lager.

    Yep. I'm good to go. :cool:
     
  4. Lake Placid Blue

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    My grandmother said they grew and ate a lot of corn when she was growing up. It was a necessity. The corn kept you fed and the cobs were kept in buckets in the outhouse. She said the one job you didn’t want to get stuck with was going to the creek and washing the cobs to reuse them. She and her family stopped eating corn when they finally got indoor plumbing.
     
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    Love corn. I like to peel the husks back and remove the silk. Then pull the husks back up, sticking some fresh tarragon between the husk and cob. Throw them on the grill. They are great.
     
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    Shuck, wrap in foil, place on grill at medium heat, turn once. Perfect every time.

    My wife is from Iowa and she approves of this method.
     
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    Grill is nice. I’d soak the entire husks in a 5 gallon bucket of water for an hour or more, then grill it. No foil needed if you’ve done it a bit.

    A big kettle is nice on the range. Just the husked cobs boiled for just long enough to get it tender.

    But when it’s really hot or I’m in a hurry, husked cobs in the microwave are fine. I put a wet cloth or paper towel on it and go for it. Just make sure it’s done but not cooked to the extreme.
     
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    Wrap the unhusked corn in aluminum foil and throw it on the the grill for 15-25 minutes ...

    Then husk, butter, spice, and consume ..
     
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    I live in corn capital city.

    Do nothing; throw it on the grill to your preferred dente ... there's enough moisture in the husks and silk to cook it how you like. When you pull it from the grill EVERYTHING will slide right off ... trust me ...

    They don't call us idiots out wandrin'round fer nuthin' ...
     
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    I either boil mine in crab/crawfish boil or wrap in tinfoil with butter and cajun spice for the grill.
    I always use corn "for a gauge". At my age I always watch what goes in me and how long it takes to come out of me. If you don't see any kernels in the "pot de chambre" after 2 days, your plumbing is working just fine! :)
     
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    Corn is a complete mystery to me.
     
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    Put some butter and old bay on those cobs! (Where “old bay” is applicable)
     
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    My best memory of eating corn was during time I spent in India... street sellers would set up with a tin of charcoal, a fan and a basket of corn and cook them straight on the coals, rubbed with a bit of lime dipped in a bowl of spicy salt...
    Mmmm, fresh cooked corn with a bit of charcoal in the guts was a good healthy breakfast while you walked to find a tea shop.. :)

     
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    I got similar in Thailand where you just buy it cooked and eat it on the spot. Corn is good for the bowels.
     
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    That's funny.....I have indoor plumbing but I still eat corn-on-the-cob.
     
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    I love the corn in mid to late summer. Its really the only time I eat corn by itself all year. I like a little char on my corn, so I usually husk it and throw it right on the grill. But its good any way you cook it. Or, for really really fresh corn, don't cook it at all, but I only do that if I'm actually out in the farmer's field.

    The one tip I have is to save the cobs and make corn broth. I sometimes freeze the cobs after we eat it to save up a full pot's worth of cob. I just boil the heck out of them for a few hours, or even overnight. You get a deliciously sweet broth that I use just like any veggie stock when cooking. Its delicious, but I love the fact that I'm getting something essentially for free since most people just discard the cobs. Even if you don't use stock in you cooking much, you can use it as the liquid when cooking rice or something. Make a batch and freeze it, you'll figure out something to do with it.
     
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    I’ve eaten fresh corn from the field. Mana from heaven

    I love the idea of cob broth. Gonna start saving them to try this
     
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    We remove the silk, pull the husk back up, tie the husk in place and grill for 10-12 minutes.
     
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    PiggyStu suggests not getting one's snout caught in the crib while dining on corn is of paramount importance while having dinner with friends.
     
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    See, I thought this was gonna be about Dad jokes.

    My wife is from the Midwest. I have never met anyone so picky about sweet corn! But yeah, in the microwave is how she cooks it.
     
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