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Thanksgiving 'Iron Chef': Corn!

Hey All!

My family is doing their annual Iron Chef-style competition for Thanksgiving where we split into two teams. The ingredient this year is corn. I've been thinking of soups, like perhaps a chowder, or maybe some corn fritters. Any great corn ideas? Much, much thanks!

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  1. assuming you don't have a moonshine still, grilled corn might be the way to go.

    chicago's rick bayliss has a straightforward approach that is pretty good.

    here's a link:
    http://www.rickbayless.com/recipe/vie...

    1. This is the easiest recipe and is amazing. We call it baked corn in a black frying pan.
      Preheat the oven to 425. Pour 2 tablespoons veg oil in a black cast-iron pan. Put pan in the oven for 30 minutes. Cut corn off of 8 cobs put in a bowl with 1 tsp salt. 2 tablespoons half and half and 1/4 cup flour. Mix. Pour into pan and flatten with a spatula. Bake for 40 minutes or until edges are brown. Take out of oven and flip into a large round platter. You'll have a very large corn cake. Cut into wedges and just inhale!

      1. I've made an Ina Garten inspired cheddar corn chowder several times with great success. I mean, corn-cheddar-bacon.....what's not to love? Recipe and pics here:
        http://houndstoothgourmet.com/2007/08...

        1. I'm thinking of a rosemary-lemon polenta cake served with corn ice cream topped with a bacon-nut brittle.

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          1. re: Miss Needle

            That sounds amazing, and I want to make this now.

          2. turkey pozole with hominy and fresh corn - served with fried corn tortilla chips .