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Corn Kernels - sweetcorn, right?

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cakedup Mon 09-Feb-15 00:04:04

American recipe lists 'fresh or thawed frozen corn kernels'

It just means sweetcorn, right? The 'kernels' threw me a little!

BertieBotts Mon 09-Feb-15 00:09:42

Yes I think so. Kernels is the individual little bits that show up in your poo. A full cob would be an ear.

cakedup Mon 09-Feb-15 00:18:24

Calling them kernels made me think of popping corn. But I really don't think that would be going into my Hot Tamale Vegetable Pie would it??

BertieBotts Mon 09-Feb-15 00:22:29

Popping corn will be the same thing except they are dried, not frozen? You wouldn't freeze something dried because it's already preserved if it's dried.

cakedup Mon 09-Feb-15 00:42:44

But surely dried kernels can't be used in the same way?

BertieBotts Mon 09-Feb-15 00:48:21

No. I just meant it's the same word because it's the same plant.

LikeABadSethRogenMovie Mon 09-Feb-15 00:57:06

Yes. It's just frozen sweetcorn in a bag.

LikeABadSethRogenMovie Mon 09-Feb-15 00:58:45

Popcorn and sweetcorn don't come from the same kind of corn. It's a different plant altogether.

cakedup Mon 09-Feb-15 17:05:57

Really? I thought corn was corn! blush

Great, thank you.

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