DC-Inspired Recipes: Got Corn Coming Out of Your Ears? by Laura

“DC-Inspired Recipes” are by Laura from Lauralicious in DC.

As fresh corn goes, we’re pretty spoiled in DC with Maryland corn. They’re practically giving the stuff away at farmers market. I come home each week with about six ears. Luckily, fresh sweet corn is too delicious to get tired of. This week, I’d like to share some ideas of how to cook up some fresh DC-area corn. What are some other ways you like to enjoy local sweet corn?

1. Fry up some Corn, Cheddar, and Herb Fritters.
1 1/2 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
salt to taste (not more than 1.5 tsp)
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
3-4 ears of corn
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
handful of herbs

First, you’ll want to cook the corn. Peel and boil the ears for 5-8 minutes. Then slice the kernels off the ear into a bowl. Start heating up some oil in a deep fryer or deep skillet at the same time. Then, make the batter. Sift the flour in a bowl, together with the salt and baking powder. Beat the eggs and mix them into the batter along with the milk. Then stir in the corn, cheese, and herbs. When the oil is heated, measure out the fritters with a spoon and fry five at a time. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the fritters are golden and crispy.

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2. Make some Corn and Cherry Tomato Penne.

3. Serve it up simple – Corn on the Cob with Mojito Butter.

1 cup butter, softened
1 handful mint, chopped
1 tbsp lime juice
2 tsp salt
Fresh ground pepper to taste

Blend the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Spread the butter mixture out over a long piece of foil and roll it up into a cylindrical shape about 6″ x 2″. Freeze until hard. Boil or microwave the corn and top with the butter.

4. These are a few simple ideas. Of course, you could just say screw the recipes and have a Maryland vs. Jersey Sweet Corn Taste Test Eat-Off instead. Sweet!

3 Comment

  • I really, really love corn! It is especially sweet this year, you think?

  • I especially enjoy the corn from Friday’s Petworth Farmers Market! MMMMM mmmmm. I think it was 3 ears for a dollar!

  • If you don’t have Baking Powder on hand, make another day.

    It’s a very important ingredient that keeps the fritters light.

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