Corn.....

.... another day winding down...... and it has been a very good day...... I'm off to sit on the patio and treat myself to a gin and tonic.......

..... and hey, hammock weather has finally arrived..... and brothers & sisters, it has been sorely missed..... of course, this lovely weather has arrived on purpose..... nothing ever happens without some sort of Divine Good/Evil purpose around here..... indeed, Mother Nature is just teasing us with this 80-degree weather.... she knows that in a week or so we'll be knee-deep in the sub-Arctic Scottish springtime..... so yeah, she definitely likes to play her jokes...... and come to think of it, nobody ever brings anything small into a bar around here, either......

.... for the uninitiated, I stole that last line..... 'Harvey' was on yesterday and I re-watched it..... what a great, great movie..... and I quote:

Harvey and I sit in the bars... have a drink or two... play the juke box. And soon the faces of all the other people they turn toward mine and they smile. And they're saying, "We don't know your name, mister, but you're a very nice fella." Harvey and I warm ourselves in all these golden moments. We've entered as strangers - soon we have friends. And they come over... and they sit with us... and they drink with us... and they talk to us. They tell about the big terrible things they've done and the big wonderful things they'll do. Their hopes, and their regrets, and their loves, and their hates. All very large, because nobody ever brings anything small into a bar. And then I introduce them to Harvey... and he's bigger and grander than anything they offer me. And when they leave, they leave impressed. The same people seldom come back; but that's envy, my dear. There's a little bit of envy in the best of us.

Elwood P. Dowd, 1950

.... kinda reminds me of blogging..... no?

... by the way, anyone know how long you're supposed to boil corn-on-the-cob before it is ready to eat?......

by Eric on April 24, 2008 | Bullshit (18) | TrackBack (0) | Blogging
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I prefer my corn on the cob steamed. I do it in a yok. Yes..a wok. Lay a couple of chop sticks across the inside to form a platform and lay the ears on top. Pour in about a cup of water, turn the heat to high, and put on the lid. When the steam starts puffing up around the lid, it's done. Doesn't take long. Maybe five minutes. I wouldn't boil it any longer than that either.

Bullshitted by Tbird on April 24, 2008 04:57 PM

'Harvey' is one of the all-time greatest movies, EVER! I love it when the shrink mentions Akron :-)

(5-7 minutes for the corn.)

Bullshitted by Jean on April 24, 2008 06:10 PM

Bring the water to a boil, with a few tablespoons of sugar in the water. Add corn. Boil for 1-10 minutes, depending on how soft you like it. We do ten minutes here on the farm (old teeth, ya know). Eat.


Bullshitted by Jerry on April 24, 2008 06:28 PM

... by the way, anyone know how long you're supposed to boil corn-on-the-cob before it is ready to eat?......

Till it's done son. Till it's done.

Bullshitted by RedNeck on April 24, 2008 07:29 PM

I really think you're making a mistake with all that beer and no whiskey, but it's your two weeks.

Bullshitted by tommy on April 24, 2008 09:08 PM

WOK your COB own-ree about 5 minutes! Wokking it any longer should be considered self-abuse! No over-cook cob either! If cob over-cooks make good fuel for wockets maybe, or just gives it to those pesky in-raws (in-laws).

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Bullshitted by JihadGene on April 24, 2008 10:48 PM

I once stopped on the side of the highway to snag a few ears after procuring Isleton, California's version of crawfish. Figured I'd have myself a big ole boil. Needless to say Wifey was petrified I was buying consumables out of a bait tank in dink town in the SF Bay Delta.

Boiled the crap outta those big yellow ears. Ate them, too. Never mentioned the fact to Wifey that it never even got close to tender....cuz the god damn shit was a hybrid livestock feed.

You live and you learn......

Bullshitted by bitterman on April 24, 2008 11:14 PM

Sub-Arctic - pffff, it's warm and sunny here today....

Bullshitted by Mark on April 25, 2008 02:44 AM

I put milk in the water I'm boiling for corn. Its supposed to help sweeten it. I go for around 10 min.

Bullshitted by Bou on April 25, 2008 07:30 AM

You can't go wrong on the corn - all of the above comments are good advice - try smearing the corn with a butter/chilipowder mixture and squeezing a lime on it for a Mexican twang.

Speaking of Mexican, I drank a margarita last night to chill out, but a gin and tonic with a twist of lime sure sounds good too.

Hey, If I can do Scotland in the month of January, you can handle the temps in May. I just wish I could have seen the flowers blooming.

Bullshitted by Lou on April 25, 2008 08:21 AM

20 minutes boiled with a touch of sugar is the Southern way for Corn on the Cob.

Bullshitted by Deana on April 25, 2008 08:36 AM

i saw it too -- i'm in athens -- and i love how aunt vita admits that sometimes she sees harvey as well. stewart was never better...

15 minutes or so. i like mine spice so i mix a little hot pepper with some melted butter instead of sugar in the water...

Bullshitted by lola on April 25, 2008 08:56 AM

Try this with your ear corn next time......

Hose each down pretty good with butter flavored Pam, or you can smear them with real butter if you want, but real butter will scorch faster.

Strip off enough aluminum foil to wrap real tight; individually, that is.

Sprinkle to taste with any number of canned Cajun concoctions, Like Tony Chachere's or one of the Chef Paul things, or with your own mix of garlic powder, onion powder, dry mustard, cayenne, salt, and black pepper. Sometimes I just hit them with salt and black pepper and leave it at that.

Wrap in foil and roast in a medium hot oven for about an hour, turning two or three times. You can do the same on a medium gas grill, but just turn more frequently.

Bullshitted by bitterman on April 25, 2008 11:00 AM

I don't what kind of tough corn you southern folks grow, but up in the great white north our corn is so heavenly we boil 3 minutes top.

Add a little butter after and it's like eating a little piece of heaven.

Bullshitted by Quality Weenie on April 25, 2008 12:37 PM

Our Staple food.
1) Boil when bubbling for minimum 5 minutes and add your condiments to taste at minute 3.
Taste a sample.
Mirowave at low for as long as you like to get the right softness.
This even works for the cow feeds corn.
It is "Mielie" actualy, here corn is the stuff that waves in the wind and you make bread from.
But I am not a Great White Chef, am I?

Bullshitted by kesskennis on April 25, 2008 03:30 PM

I could boil corn all day to make my Hubby happy - and he would still want it to be cooked a little more. ;)

Bullshitted by Richmond on April 25, 2008 03:54 PM

I just boil it until it is soft..

But I prefer to microwave it. I shuck the ear down to the last shuck and leave it and the silk...wrap the ear in a wet paper towel and nuke it on high for a couple of minutes..always turns out pretty good..does a job on the worms though..

Bullshitted by GUYK on April 25, 2008 04:27 PM

Boil it? We used to just peel and eat...

'Course, roasted is damn good, too. Tons of butter, salt, and a coating of cayenne pepper. Mmmmmm....

Bullshitted by That 1 Guy on April 26, 2008 08:05 AM