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Itty Bitty Ears of Corn

 
 
Noddy24
 
Reply Thu 13 Jan, 2005 05:50 pm
Are the little ears of corn that appear in Chinese stir fried dishes and occasionally in pickle jars really corn?
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Adrian
 
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Reply Thu 13 Jan, 2005 05:57 pm
Certainly is. It's just harvested very early. From memory only a few days after the strings appaer on the ears.
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colorbook
 
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Reply Thu 13 Jan, 2005 06:01 pm
It's called baby corn and it is real corn on the cob.

http://eesc.orst.edu/agcomwebfile/garden/vegetable/babycorn.html

I laugh every time I see the movie "Big", when Tom Hanks picks them up with his large fingers and proceeds to eat them just like the large variety.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Thu 13 Jan, 2005 07:56 pm
Adrian, colorbook--

Thanks. Curiosity satisfied.
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 13 Jan, 2005 08:37 pm
Humpf! Corn on the cob always sticks in my teeth. Now, the whole cob can do the same thing.
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smog
 
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Reply Thu 13 Jan, 2005 08:45 pm
Baby corn is close to my favorite food. In fact, it might even be my favorite. I love that stuff.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 13 Jan, 2005 08:47 pm
I like to serve baby corn with baby eggplant, capers, cavair and other immature foods.
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 13 Jan, 2005 09:31 pm
Run Mo. Run Hide!
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Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2005 11:59 am
I don’t like the idea of killing these little babies. It’s like eating veal!
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2005 12:02 pm
I just don't like the way it tastes. Not like corn on the cob...
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2005 01:15 pm
In season, I can buy them fresh, husks and all.
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2005 01:26 pm
cavfancier wrote:
In season, I can buy them fresh, husks and all.


That is so cute!!!!! :wink:
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2005 01:30 pm
I did an hors d'oeuvre once, by chopping up the little corn, mixing it with sauteed morels and fresh herbs, stuffing it back into the husks, and steaming them. It was quite good.
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superjuly
 
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Reply Sat 5 Feb, 2005 01:14 pm
Linkat wrote:
I don't like the idea of killing these little babies. It's like eating veal!


You can't be serious!

I understand the feeling of repulsion towards veal appreciaters (not one myself, btw) but it's baby CORN, therefore just a vegetable. If you feel bad about eating produce you're in a rough spot. It is essential to be fed. Otherwise, what else would you eat in order to avoid the "killing"?
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Sat 5 Feb, 2005 01:26 pm
Vegetables have feelings too! some of my best friends are vegetables.
Call any vegetable
Call it by name
You gotta call one today
When you get off the train

Call any vegetable
And the chances are good
OH! That the vegetable will RESPOND to you

Mark: And if you're a consenting adult we want you to call today. In Los Angeles, the number is RIchmond 9-6135, in Downey, it's 347-8932.

Call it direct,
Call it collect,
But call it today!
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Sat 5 Feb, 2005 02:34 pm
Eating babies? What about eating pea seeds and bean seeds? The flowers of broccoli? Baked potatoes with the eyes?
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