Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Candy Corn!

I love a good ear of sweet corn. I really start craving corn in the spring, and I love that I can enjoy it all year around thanks to modern grocery stores. We usually cook sweet corn the traditional way... boiled. However, I've had corn grilled and roasted on a fire as well! There are a lot of ways to eat sweet corn, so when I was asked to share a recipe with my readers I wanted to try something different. 

First I had to go to the store and get the corn...

Then we had to shuck the corn....

Well, then we had to cook the corn. We boiled it for a few minutes to make the corn tender and yummy.

Now comes the interesting part... what did we do with the sweet corn?! 

Well, the title of this post may be a clue.... we made sweet corn lollipops

Here is the recipe:

Corn Lollipops

Chef Michelle Bernstein, Michy’s, Miami


    Corn Lollipops
  • 4 ears sweet fresh corn each cut in thirds
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 18 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 18 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 18 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 12 lollypop sticks
With tip of a knife poke a hole in one end of each piece of corn. In boiling salted water, cook corn for 2 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine brown sugar, salt, red pepper, cinnamon and ginger. Pour melted butter into a pie plate. Drain corn well. Roll each piece in butter; insert a stick into one end; sprinkle with brown sugar mixture.

YIELD: 12 “pops”

I have to say, I loved how simple this recipe was! 




Now, we did change the recipe a little, I only added a dash of the red pepper- I figured the kids would have a problem with the spicy-ness of the pepper- and we added a bit more cinnamon. The "candy corn" as my kids called it wasn't bad! It was definitely a different spin on traditional corn on the cob! I love that corn is a good source of fiber for the whole family and that antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin are found in sweet corn!

Corn is a quick side dish for any meal... I like quick!

Check out Sunshine Sweet Corn for more information, recipes, and other great things about sweet corn!

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Sunshine Sweet Corn. I was reimbursed to purchase Sweet Corn and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

3 fantastic comments:

Trista Anderson said...

This sounds interesting...I know I love corn and so do my boys so I may just have to try this recipe out... :-)

Danielle @ We Have It All said...

Whoa, that sounds awesome! I HAVE TO try this!

Honey + Lime said...

Great idea for sweet corn, it looks amazing!

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