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A very basic question about corn . . .

CindyJ Jul 22, 2007 02:00 PM

When the recipe calls for "1 cup of cooked, fresh corn kernels," do you cook the corn on the cob and then remove the kernels, or do you remove the kernels and then cook them?

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  1. Candy RE: CindyJ Jul 22, 2007 02:01 PM

    Take them off first. You are going to need about 2 ears to get a cup.

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      CindyJ RE: Candy Jul 22, 2007 02:07 PM

      Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I'm in the middle of a recipe and I found myself stymied. And yes, the recipe notes that it's 2 ears.

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      laurendlewis RE: CindyJ Jul 22, 2007 02:06 PM

      See, I think it's easier to cook them on the cob and then just quickly cut them off.

      Either way: A good tip so you don't have to pick corn kernels off your floor - put the cob in the hole of a bundt pan and then cut the kernels off. The kernels will fall into the wells of the pan instead of all over the kitchen.

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        CindyJ RE: laurendlewis Jul 22, 2007 02:18 PM

        NOW you tell me!!! I just finished cleaning the floor! (It looks like we were both posting at the same time)

        Okay. Now, for how long should the corn cook?

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          Candy RE: CindyJ Jul 22, 2007 02:38 PM

          just long enough to warm them through. Fresh corn does not need much cooking.

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            CindyJ RE: Candy Jul 22, 2007 02:42 PM

            It tasted tender enough to eat right off the cob. But I gave it about 4 minutes cooking time. YUM!

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              Candy RE: CindyJ Jul 22, 2007 02:49 PM



              This handy little gadget from Kuhn Rikon can be foud in better kitchen shops. It is a corn zipper and makes very little mess.

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