Yesterday for lunch, we had our first batch of sweet corn from our own field. You see, we don't plant sweet corn in a garden at this pig pen. My husband and father-in-law plant it on the end of one of our regular corn fields so we normally have a fair amount of sweet corn which is perfect for eating and freezing if the raccoons don't get too it first.
Any way, we were quite excited when my husband showed up for lunch yesterday with several ears of corn.
At this pig pen, we prepare our sweet corn by letting it boil in boiling water for 7 minutes.
We then add butter and salt to each ear as we eat it and it's absolutely perfect. By the way, sweet corn is one of the few foods I actually add salt to but it makes all the difference.
(Yes, we use spray butter for our sweet corn. We bake with butter but have used spray butter for everything else since my father-in-law had his heart attack almost 6 years ago.)
We were so excited to have sweet corn that it was about all we ate for lunch yesterday. We did have a sliced tomato and we pan fried a homegrown zucchini, but that was it. I think we may have got our vegetable fill for the week. :-)
Tune in to this Friday's Farmer Fridays post to learn about the difference between our sweet corn and normal field corn.