Sweet Corn Delicious or Not?

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Very delicious. But, not all sweet corn is the same. Climate, soil, rainfall and the type of sweet corn makes a difference. For instance, in hotter climates that have high humidity, such as Florida, some types of sweet corn do better than others. But, the high temperatures and hot sun require the corn to be hearty. That can mean corn that's a bit more waxy and/or starchy. But, that's not a rule.

Sweet corn that's grown in more temperate climates tends to be more delicate but, again, this's not a rule. The type of corn has a lot to do with it.

I've had sweet corn from every state in the country that grows it. But, I think the best sweet corn available is the sweet corn that's grown in New York State, believe it or not. Its one of the state's best kept secrets, IMO.

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Absolutely delicious!! You can do lots of things with corn too as a side, or an ingredient.
 
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I think sweet corn is delicious! Every time i make rice with mixed vegetables i always add more sweet corn :emoji_yum:
 
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I grew up in the midwest. My wife grew up in Phoenix. She wondered why I called it sweet corn instead of just corn like she and her family did. She did not know there was sweet corn that humans eat, feed corn that livestock ate, seed corn that ... well, you get the idea.

And yes, a fresh cob of sweet corn, lightly cooked, is very delicious! Simply boiled in a pot of salted water, grilled over charcoal either naked or in the husk, or both as I often do. I soak the unhusked ears in moderately salted water for an hour or two, throw on the grill until husks are nice and charred. This basically steams the corn. You can eat it then, or let it get cool enough enough to handle, shuck the husks and put the cob back over the charcoal to get some char going on the kernels. Great stuff!

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Not so delicious for me. It is very sweet and I don't have much of a sweet palate. I do like it paired with other flavours to contrast with the sweetness. There was something I made using sweet corn not long ago with Gochujang paste. I'll see if I can find the photos...
 
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I've had sweet corn from every state in the country that grows it. But, I think the best sweet corn available is the sweet corn that's grown in New York State, believe it or not. Its one of the state's best kept secrets, IMO.
Funny. Everyone else in NY seems to think NJ corn is the end all and be all.

The produce stand down the road from me got some fancy sweet corn from IL last year and it was the best I have ever had, but they haven't gotten it this year.

Our local corn hasn't been as good as usual. We had a wet, cool spring and lots of rain the last few months. Just didn't do that well. Maters have been off this year as well.
 
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Funny. Everyone else in NY seems to think NJ corn is the end all and be all.

The produce stand down the road from me got some fancy sweet corn from IL last year and it was the best I have ever had, but they haven't gotten it this year.

Our local corn hasn't been as good as usual. We had a wet, cool spring and lots of rain the last few months. Just didn't do that well. Maters have been off this year as well.
What part of New York are your from?
 
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Not there any more but lived in Manhattan for many years. Even friends up as far north as Lake George are always talking about Jersey corn. Also a big deal for folks from Philly area who usually hate on anything from Jersey.
 
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That makes sense. The corn that's produced in and around Central New York is the corn that I was talking about. We got Jersey corn up there but, it wasn't very popular. Starting around the first week of August (in a good year), the local sweet corn and Silver Queen, which is all white corn, started showing up in the local stores and the farm stands. I don't know what it is. Soil content perhaps? But, that corn was so darn sweet and tender. I live in the Midwest now and there are two things out here that I can't find: good sweet corn and a good loaf of Italian bread. :-(
 
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Florida, Jersey then local - that's pretty much how it comes to us. Where we live in NY produces some fabulous corn. It was a dry season this year, but it came in delicious nonetheless. Sweet corn growers had to irrigate this year. Most of the corn is field corn which is being cut now for silage. We still have a few dairy farms around, but sadly not near as many as we used to.
 

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