Cream Style Corn Recipe and Tips

This recipe uses fresh corn on the cob instead of canned or frozen corn. Using the food processor to chop the corn before cooking lets you achieve a smooth, creamy texture without hours of cooking. After the recipe, you'll find tips for growing your own organic corn.

Ingredients

8 ears of fresh corn on the cob

3 tablespoons of cold butter

1 cup of heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon of sea salt

1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Scrape all the kernels off of the fresh corn cobs. Place them into your food processor along with any juice from the cob. Process for two minutes. This will break down the kernels and extract the milky liquid; a process that is normally achieved through hours of cooking.

Meanwhile, heat the cream over low heat in a heavy bottomed skillet or large saucepan. Add the butter, one tablespoon at a time, stirring to combine. Slowly adding the butter will help it blend into the sauce instead of just pooling on the top. After all the butter has been added, add the corn, sea salt and black pepper. Stir to combine. Simmer (do not allow to boil) for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

Tips For Growing Organic Corn

Corn seeds are prone to fungal infections that lead to seed rot, especially in cool soil. Non-organic seeds are treated with fungicide while organic seeds are normally left in their natural form. To prevent fungus from forming, don't plant your corn seeds until the soil has warmed to at least 65 degrees F. To check the soil temperature, stick any kitchen probe thermometer two inches into the ground; wait one minute, then read the temperature.

Plant your corn in large blocks instead of in long rows. This helps facilitate pollination as well as offering wind protection.

Don't grow more than one variety; cross-pollination will occur. Each cob will have a mixture of traits from each of the varieties. This does provide an excellent learning opportunity for children, but other than that I wouldn't recommend it.

Plant a climbing bean variety at the base of each corn plant. The two types of plants provide benefits to each other. The corn provides a much needed structure for the bean vine to grow on. Beans produce natural nitrogen on small nodules just below the ground. Corn plants love nitrogen and will grow faster and larger, without chemical additives. I have tested this theory by only planting beans beside half of my corn plants. The plants with the beans always perform better. You will end up with an ideal situation, where you get two crops out of one area and each of those two crops will do better together than they would on their own.

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