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      07/05/05 02:42 PM
Little Minnie

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Loc: Minnesota

Although corn is one of my trigger foods I can eat an ear or two after dinner. I wanted to post the best way to cook it. I grew up on a sweetcorn farm and badly done sweetcorn is one of my biggest irks! We used to eat huge amounts of corn after selling it all day and we had corn eating contests. That would make me sick now.
Perfectly cooked corn.
Husk corn. put in a stock pot (regular size) and cover with water (yes it floats but you get the idea). Cover the pot, bring to a boil, make sure to rotate the top ears so they cook on both sides. You can boil about a minute but no more. When you see the pot is boiling shut off the heat and let it sit for 10 min or so. You might still have to run each ear under cold water or fill the pot with cold water. Do not allow it to sit for very long without being in water.

Other tips. yes it is best very fresh, but can still be good otherwise. Keep in a cool place for a day or two but no more than that out of the fridge. You can tell old corn by the stalk showing at the bottom, it gets dry and brown. After that the husks get dry- do not buy when it is that old! Keep corn after the first day (if not eating that day) in the vegetable drawer in the bag is fine. I don't like reheating corn so only cook what you will eat.
Yes grilling is good too but I prefer it boiled (not boiled -just left in the boiled water). I have been known to put sugar in the pot but I am not sure if this does anything.
Eating corn: go down the ear like a typewriter, stop and chew and swallow when your mouth is full. Don't go around the ear! (I am very regimented about eating corn too. I hold it pointy end left and eat from pointy end to round end and then back up to the beginning again.)

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IBS-A for 20 years with terrible bloating and gas. On the diet since April 2004. Remember this from Heather's information pages:
"You absolutely must eat insoluble fiber foods, and as much as safely possible, but within the IBS dietary guidelines. Treat insoluble fiber foods with suitable caution, and you'll be able to enjoy a wide variety of them, in very healthy quantities, without problem." Please eat IF foods!

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* corn on the cob
Little Minnie
07/05/05 02:42 PM
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07/05/05 06:26 PM
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07/05/05 08:07 PM
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07/06/05 06:38 AM
* Oh, it is, no doubt about it!
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07/07/05 06:38 PM
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07/08/05 11:33 AM
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07/08/05 12:46 PM
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