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Friday, July 24, 2015

Flavored Butters For Sweet Corn And The Easiest Way To Shuck Corn


I made up some yummy butters to spread on our
sweet corn for dinner last night.

Plain sweet butter ~ lightly salted.
Chili Cilantro ~ cumin, chili powder and cilantro
Lemon Dill ~ lemon infused olive oil, lemon juice and fresh dill.



I also tried a new-to-me way to shuck corn that I saw
on a video on facebook.  (thank you Lauren!)
1.  Microwave 4-5 ears with husks on for 10 minutes.
2.  Cut the ear on the closed end.  
3.  Hold the open tip (I used a dishtowel since they were hot)
 4.  Shake and the ear will fall out completely clean of the silks.
Amazing!  Where has this been my whole life?
All the silks are still inside....easy, no messy clean up, too.


One of the joys of summer just got a whole lot easier!
If you're local, the very best sweet corn farm is
Fairhaven Farm on Jasper Road.
It's drive thru!  They have signs...you can't miss it!


43 comments:

  1. Oh I love sweet corn so much. And it's really bad for me. Looks delicious.

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  2. Oh yes. Too much fibre. And you'd be surprised how few crisps I actually eat.

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    1. Oh, I see...it doesn't agree with you...too bad!
      And I know you share all those chips....it's just fun to taste test them!

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  3. I can imagine it tastes wonderful . . . :)

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    1. Do you have sweet corn there? I'm guessing England isn't full of corn fields like the Midwestern USA is....

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    2. We can grow it in the garden but we don't grow it much here commercially. England certainly isn't full of corn fields like you have . . Keith would know much more about whether we grow it here ~ I expect he will comment further in due course . . . :)

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    3. Don't get out much? haha....ok...I'll ask Keith. :)

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  4. I tried this method, and it really works. Your butters look and sound delicious. I'd try all three.....pass me another ear please.

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    1. I keep learning new things about sweet corn....I didn't know you could microwave it until a couple of years ago! And now this....so nice!

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  5. WOW!
    Nothing corny about this method!
    And those butters, well let's just say, delicious.

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    1. They were very yummy....having the leftovers tonight..never been so excited for leftovers. ha.

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  6. Cutting it off at the end would save a whole lot of time. I micro our corn too. My very old mother taught me that many years ago. Your butters sound good.

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    1. It saves tons of time...and mess! You were lucky learning about the microwave so long ago. I steamed up a hot summer kitchen with boiling water for years! ugh!

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  7. Wow, never knew it was that easy to do
    That is a new one also for my zoo

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    1. Maybe you could sell this tip
      in Canada and get rich quick!

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    2. haha worth a try
      Let the loonies fly

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  8. well thats a great tip and the butters are the best!!!

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    1. We're loving the butters....I'm going to have to think up some more flavors!

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  9. I'l take the chili cilantro!

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  10. Betsy you are my new cooking hero. Those butters sound incredibly delicious and the trick for the corn... genius. Thanks a bunch for sharing that tip and I hope you have a lovely weekend... :)

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    1. Isn't that the neatest tip? Truly life changing, I'm telling you! haha....

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  11. My Mom and I have used that microwave tip for years - so handy! I love the idea of serving with different butters. A friend of mine gave me a delicious BBQ recipe if you want to try it sometime. It sounds odd but it is soooo delicious. After husking the corn, you smother each ear in mayo, parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of paprika. You then wrap each ear in foil and roast on the grill for as long as you would normally. It is absolutely amazing!

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    1. Does she do the cutting tip, too? So easy. That corn recipe you give sounds very much like Mexican Street Corn....we need to have that soon...one of Taylor's favorites!

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    2. I did the cutting tip too, but not sure if she did. I will have to ask her! ;-) I think she may have just cooked them in the microwave already husked, wrapped in wax paper. But I have a feeling she started the cutting trick after a chat with one of my aunts.

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  12. OMG these butters with baguette are delicious!!!
    Happy Friday

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    1. They would be good on a baguette....I think they'd be good on just about anything! ha.

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  13. Love sweet corn season. Only you would make your own butter. I think I can actually taste it.

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    1. It only takes a sprinkle and a stir, Anita! You can do it! lol....

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  14. Neat tip! Which flavored butter did you like the best?

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    1. Probably the Lemon Dill...although I do love my Mexican. The lemon was bright and summery...perfect with the corn.
      We had it again last night...and probably will again tonight....yes, I bought a lot of ears....

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    2. Three nights of corn and butters... I am drooling!

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    3. I know....I could eat it every night ...the season is so short!

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  15. I'm no stranger to cooking corn in the microwave, but I'd never tried this method for shucking it. Can't wait to try it!

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    1. A good excuse to buy some sweet corn, right?

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  16. Great corn and butter tips!
    I'm guessing the 3 boys chose plain butter on the corn..right?

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    1. Only Alex will eat the corn...and he would love any of the flavors. The other two would rather die
      than to taste sweet corn! Sigh!

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  17. Why didn't I know this years ago?? Been doing it for the last month or so and it's wonderful.
    Your flavored butters look delish.

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    1. I know! I keep saying that! What on earth? Why isn't this taught to us when we're young along with tying our shoes?
      It's a necessity of life! lol....

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  18. Oh yummy! Love all those butter options for the corn. I too added a note on my microwave corn on the cob post (which has gone viral at Weekend Potluck today!!=) to cut the bottoms off, after microwaving, and shake it out. Amazing for sure! =) Did you turn your corn over halfway through your 10 minutes? We always have, so I wondered....enjoy!!!

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  19. I've been cooking corn like that for a couple of years and it sure does come out perfect every time. Sure wish we had a drive thru farm. How wonderful and convenient.

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