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Corn facts and general information about corn.








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Corn is Available:

Fresh in Summertime.

How Does Corn Grow:

Corn grows on a stalk in the garden.

What to Look for When Buying Corn:

Pick ears of corn with yellow or white niblets and inspect each ear of corn before buying. Avoid any corn that has dark spots,

Corn Storage Tips:

Store in fridge until ready to use.

How to Cook Corn:

Remove husks and silks off corn cob and boil 5-8 minutes in a large pot of water. You can also grill corn in their husks for several minutes on an outdoor grill.

Corn Nutrition Facts:

Corn is high in Vitamin B, Fiber, Vitamin C and thiamin.

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Corn Facts: Corn Recipes

Creamed Corn

2 Cups fresh or frozen corn
1/2 package of cream cheese
2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a saucepan, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 6-8 minutes.

Corn Chowder

3 Cup milk
6-8 slices bacon fried, optional
2 cans creamed corn or fresh corn on the cob cooked and cut off cob about 3-4 Cups
2 Cup potatoes, peeled, boiled, cubed
1 teaspoon salt
½ Cup shredded cheese
pepper
Cook potatoes in boiling water until tender. Fry bacon in microwave or in skillet. In large pan add milk, corn, cooked potatoes and salt. Cook until corn is tender or soup is heated through. Season with pepper. Spoon into serving bowls. Sprinkle each helping with cheese and bacon.

Grilled Corn

6 to 8 ears of corn, husks and silk removed, trimmed
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
pepper to taste
Mix butter, cheese, salt and pepper in bowl. Roll each corn cob in butter mixture and wrap in tin foil. Have an adult grill for 15 minutes.

Spicy BBQ Corn

8 ears of corn, husked and cleaned
1 stick of butter, melted
2 tbsp spicy barbecue sauce

Set the grill temperature to medium high.
Wrap each ear of corn tightly in aluminum foil.
Place the wrapped corn on the grill and cook 18 minutes, turning occasionally.
Remove the corn and unwrap.
Place the melted butter into a small mixing bowl.
Whisk the barbecue sauce into the butter.
Use a pastry brush and brush each ear of corn with the barbecue butter mixture being sure to cover the whole ear of corn.
Makes 8 servings

Kids Cooking Video: Cream Corn Custard



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