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Fresh Corn Polenta versus Frozen Corn Polenta
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Posted to Thread #31106 at 3:51 pm on Sep 27, 2019
I'm giving Yotam's recipe a rest after testing this, but thought I'd share the polenta results: The polenta on the left (slightly tinged with red because it was reheated in the eggplant pan without washing it out) was made using a thawed tube of frozen "Fried Corn" by McKenzie. I buzzed it smooth in the Vitamix (thickening it slightly by adding a bit of cooked grits) and then cooked the puree with butter on stove top. Total processing time: less than 5 minutes.
Yesterday I made the fresh version on the right using 4 ears of corn. Cleaned & stripped it off the cob, cooked it on stove top for 12 minutes, strained, buzzed it in food processor, returned to pan and cooked it for another 5 minutes adding approx. half the liquid. Total time to process fresh ears of corn and cook: 20 minutes
Visually, the fresh version wins hands down.
Time to prepare: the frozen version wins hands down.
Taste-wise, the frozen version was much sweeter and "corn-ier" tasting. Perhaps it's because the fresh corn is so late in the year? Also, the kernel case didn't break down as much in the fresh version so I wasn't totally pleased with the texture in my mouth. The frozen version was a puree, so that aspect wasn't an issue.
Anyway, of the two versions, I'll be using the frozen corn method. I can purchase the frozen tube of corn any time of the year and it's less messy to work with.
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Other messages in this thread:
- 31106. Fresh Corn Polenta versus Frozen Corn Polenta [LINK] [IMAGE] - MarilynFL - 3:51pm on 09/27/19 (7)
- Thanks for testing all this! I do want to make this year round. [NT] - MariaDNoCA - 7:17pm on 09/27/19
- You might try frozen shoepeg corn--not in a tube. It's just "corn" with no additions/additives. [NT] - Charley - 7:43pm on 09/27/19
- Thanks for the suggestion. [NT] - MarilynFL - 11:58am on 09/28/19
- Completely new. I've never heard of this product. This summer I made corn chowder for the first time - Marg CDN2 - 11:13pm on 09/28/19
- I freeze corn every year--this is our family's favorite holiday special dish passed down from DH's - Charley - 10:46am on 09/29/19
- Thanks, Marilyn. Will be looking for "Fried Corn" by McKenzie - colleenmomof2 - 8:41pm on 09/30/19
- C, I think their tube of regular or creamed corn would also work. This was just the one I had in the - MarilynFL - 12:11am on 10/01/19