Sunday, August 12, 2012

First Corn

And then all attention is riveted on the corn patch. ... For three glorious, hedonistic weeks we will dine on it nightly. We rush it from field to pot to table in under ten minutes.
The Country Kitchen, chapter from In Deep
by Maxine Kumin

Our 'three (I hope it is that long!) glorious, hedonistic weeks' began today! Five years ago I wrote that we no longer boil corn, but bake it according to The Nero Wolfe Cookbook. Out of this world delicious!!

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  1. Fresh corn sauteed in a wee dab of olive oil, along with chopped vidalia onion and fresh tomatoes, sprinkled with fresh basil. I could live on that.

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    1. Now, that's interesting. Never heard of it. I might sauté the onion first since I don't care for raw onion.

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    1. So sorry yours is brown. We've been very lucky with rain - almost every day now for a few days.

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  3. Oh, my. Baked corn on the cob sounds so delicious, but I can't imagine turning on the oven this summer because the days are way too hot. Our green chile harvest has just begun here, though. Thank goodness the chiles are roasted outside, in big roasters that revolve and burn the skins off the chiles. The smell of the roasting chiles is something you will never forget! Come to New Mexico, Nan. You are right, it's a very different world.

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    1. So many people have said that to me about the oven. I never think about it. I guess the kitchen and the house are cool enough with all the windows open and the fans whirring that the stove doesn't make it any hotter.
      I'll probably never make it there, but I do enjoy my visits via your wonderful blog!
      You could make the corn on an outside grill.

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  4. Hmmmmm I have never baked corn. That sounds interesting. This white corn looks yummmy.

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  5. Thanks so much for linking to your other post - I will try that this week. Great photos!

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    1. The corn looks almost as good as it tastes. :<)

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  6. I'm seldom envious of anybody, but this fresh, beautiful, white corn from your garden makes me green.
    BTW, Clariz, I'm moving to New Mexico next month and will look forward to Hatch green chilies.

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    1. Oh, you'll have to look each other up! How very cool. Can you grow corn in NM??

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  7. I will try it this way! Sounds delicious. We just got home from a trip out to Idaho and it is so sad, the corn fields in Nebraska and Iowa are just dried up and dead. Acres and acres like that. It felt weird driving thru it. I feel for the farmers.

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    1. I absolutely love it baked this way. It has changed my whole corn eating life.
      It is so sad about the midwest.

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  8. I will be baking mine!!! Looks delicious!

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    1. If you have a minute sometime, let me know how you liked it.

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  9. Oh yummy - - I went to the link and I will try it! I plan to check out the Farmers Market this week, there may be the first corn. Thank you!!

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    1. Do you read the Rex Stout books? I adore Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin. As you can tell by the corn passage, Wolfe is VERY opinionated, and I do agree with his view on baking corn. :<)

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  10. Funny how the corn seems to be at the same stage in your part of the world as in ours, when so often I read something about the flora and fauna surrounding you that is several weeks "apart" from the season in my area. There must be something special about corn :-)
    I don't think I've ever had it baked, only boiled. Must give it a try!

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    1. Very interesting.
      I'll never go back to boiling.

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  11. Nan,
    Your corn looks phenomenal! Some cousin of silver queen? I'll be baking a couple of ears tonight. I've roasted them on a grill but never in the oven. I also usually soak them for a while. I'm going to try it your way. Thanks!

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    1. I feel so dumb. I threw away the packet after planting and don't know what it was.
      It is so delicious. This baking deal is really easy. The house smells great while it is baking, and the taste is out of this world. Let me know what you think, if you have a chance.

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  12. It looks wonderful, Nan, and your corn crop is coming in nicely. Corn here has turned bad. Not a good ear to had with this drought. I'm so glad I indulged with the early ears we had. Enjoy the three weeks of bliss.

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    1. Isn't that just so sad. A few years back there was a tomato problem in the area gardens, and that summer treat was sorely missed.

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  13. A Southern Illinois friend told us that their corn crop is a disaster. Yours looks so scrumptious! I love sweet white corn.

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    1. That's what I keep hearing. So sad. We've been lucky to have plenty of sun and rain.

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