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What do you do with the whole sweetcorn from your veg box?

(15 Posts)
sameagain Wed 17-Sep-08 13:50:01

Just that really - until recently sweetcorn in this house came frozen in a bag blush

charmander Wed 17-Sep-08 13:53:09

boil it for a bit until it changes colour to bright yellow. strip all the green off first

policywonk Wed 17-Sep-08 13:54:40

Yes - strip off green bits, boil in unsalted water for about 6-8 mins (water makes the kernels tough). Eat with a bit of melted butter.

Once cooked, you can run a sharp knife down the side of the cobs to get the kernels off if you prefer to eat them that way.

bundle Wed 17-Sep-08 13:55:12

boil or roast
i often cut them into small chunks before doing this
serve with butter if boiled

PrettyCandles Wed 17-Sep-08 13:55:45

Only takes 10min or so, and once you've got the hang of it you don't even need to strip off the leaves, just add a couple of minutes to the cooking time. Makes very good picnic/packlunch food that way, as it comes in its own wrapping.

MinkyBorage Wed 17-Sep-08 13:57:30

some recipes at the bottom of here

ninja Wed 17-Sep-08 14:05:57

You can microwave too in the leaves - about 5 mins?

corn on the cob, yum!

sameagain Wed 17-Sep-08 14:13:46

Thank you everyone smile

SmugColditz Wed 17-Sep-08 14:16:08

I can't make the microwaving work with them, i have tried. they stay hard until they go dry1

PrettyCandles Wed 17-Sep-08 14:25:30

Do you steam them, or mw them dry? They need lots of water.

sarah293 Wed 17-Sep-08 14:29:29

Message withdrawn

MadamAnt Wed 17-Sep-08 14:32:42

Personally I find it makes a very effective dildo.

ShowOfHands Wed 17-Sep-08 14:36:08

<<studiously ignores MadamAnt's filth>>

It's lovely without butter too. And healthier. And less mess involved.

jimmyjammys Wed 17-Sep-08 15:10:19

Leave the leaves on if you microwave them - soak whole in water for about 5 mins then pour some water on top when they are on a plate then put them in microwave for about 5 mins. You need to keep the leaves on and they need to be wet so you get a steam effect.

cherrieberry Wed 17-Sep-08 22:11:06

cut the corn off and mix with flour milk and egg, makes ickle sweetcorn fritters

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