Harvest Corn with Recipes

I have a lovely friend that called to say she had just picked a load of corn right out of the fields from a local farmer friend of hers.  She was on a road near my home, and wanted to know if I would like a dozen ears.  Well, yes I would!  As she brought them up to the veranda, she told me that there may be some critters in the top ends as this farmer did not use any pesticides.  All organically grown corn!

Harvest Corn at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I was glad that she warned me.  I pulled the husks off the ears outside, and cut off the top ends that were not good.

Harvest Corn at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

What was left was 12 beautifully fresh ears of corn.

Harvest Corn at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I took them inside and finished cleaning the silks off, then boiled them briefly to hydrate the kernels and mostly cook them.

Harvest Corn at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Our plan was to grill the corn, so the ears were put on a plate ready for the grill.

Harvest Corn at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I totally forgot to take a photo while they were grilling.  My Sweet Babboo did a wonderful job of grilling them just until there was a bit of color on the kernels and a hint of smoky flavor.  When he brought them inside, I cut the kernels from the cobs.

Harvest Corn at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

That night, we ate grilled corn with just a touch of butter and salt.  Two bags contain more kernels to be frozen for future meals.

Harvest Corn at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

The next day, with the corn left over, I made a quick corn, avocado and heirloom tomato salad with the last of my home grown tomatoes.

Harvest Corn at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Yum!  I just chopped the tomatoes and avocado, added the leftover corn, and dressed it with my Sriracha Mayonnaise dressing.  For those new to the blog, it is 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce in one cup of mayonnaise.  Add more Sriracha if you like it a bit spicier like I do.  Serve on a lettuce leaf.

Harvest Corn at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

About a week later, I was in the mood for my Cauliflower and Corn Casserole.  That frozen corn was perfect in this dish.

Cauliflower Corn Casserole at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I’m saving the last bit of corn for my Corn Crab Soup.  The recipe originally was for a chilled soup, but My Sweet Babboo discovered it is wonderful hot too.

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Do you have a favorite corn recipe?  Do share!

21 thoughts on “Harvest Corn with Recipes

  1. I love fresh corn on the cob. One of the few veggies I can get my hubby to eat. Never an objection. Corn recipe – Old camping / Girl scout one pot meal we called “SQUAW CORN” (sorry if it offends anyone but that’s the name from the 1970’s). 1#Ground beef, chopped onion sautéed together until beef is cooked and crumbled. Add one can of condensed tomato soup/1 can water and simmer. Once some of the liquid has simmered away, add 1 cup corn (we used canned when camping), heat through. At the end of cooking add 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese or your favorite variety and stir in. Serve over big frito chips. Crunchy and delicious. (I like SCOOPS style fritos chips on the side—no spoon required). This was one of my kids favorites. It is oowy and gooey but yummy.

    1. Michele Bretz

      You’ve got me remembering over 50 years ago to tour recipe! Another one is slowly cook on the grill husk and all, then pull down husk, squeeze lime juice on the corn and melt butter. We had this in Honduras when I was stationed there.

  2. jesusnowand4

    Oh my goodness! All those dishes look so good! My mouth is watering as I look at these photos! I’m so glad you got to enjoy some good cooking! My mind is turning to think of what I might make!

  3. Oh my, what a wonderful friend you have. This corn looks so fresh and yummy, far better than what I can find where I live in So. Cal. I love fresh corn prepared just about any way and in almost any dish, definitely soups.

  4. How beautiful is that corn???? WOW…. It brings back memories of many, many years ago when “butter and sugar” corn was new. I went to a farm in New Hampshire and ate an entire cob right there in the field! It was soooo sweet. I bought a bag to take to the lake cabin for the weekend. I’m going to try your salad recipe! Thank you for sharing.

  5. Joan Sheppard

    Such nice friends you have! I love reading this early in the day so I have ideas for dinner! My FIL used to grow corn in the side yard. He’d get the water going and THEN pick the corn, peel as he walked back in the house. Making me hungry already! Thanks for the tips, I’ve never had grilled corn (sheltered city life.LOL) j

  6. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole, As always your recipes are wonderful to try! I especially enjoy the salad. Your post today though, especially made me think of my Dad and how much he loved fresh corn on the cob. He would go to the local farm stands and buy a dozen ears almost daily once they started selling them. Honest, he would eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Thank you for sharing your wonderful post today! Have a fantastic day!

  7. Those do look tasty, Carole! I remember Corn Night as a kid. It was the first day the corn was ready, and was usually during the County Fair; we would get home late and Mom would boil up a pot with corn on the cob…that and a glass of milk was dinner that night. 🙂 Only once a year.

  8. Janet

    I buy ears at height of season, with silks and husks intact. Ear must be covered with it’s husk. Cut stem end, leaving 1 in or so from cob, leaving husks and silks on cob. Do not shuck. Place in gallon freezer bag. 4 will fit one bag. Freeze until needed. Thaw a little to shuck cob and remove silks, longer if you need to break or cut in half. Boil and eat. Will be as fresh as the day it was picked. Been doing it this way for years.

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