3 More Corn Recipes from Chef Meg


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I have always been proud of myself for being a chef who does not use a lot of gadgets.  Well, I found out this past week that some gadgets do make life a little easier.  Being from a farm family that raises a lot of corn, its place on the table is nightly during the summer season.  But one of my twins, Josh, has braces and is not able to eat it off the cob. At 13, he insists on stripping the kernels off the cob with a knife--by himself.  Luckily no trips to the ER--yet!  
For some reason after working on loads of corn recipes, I remembered seeing a tool to take off the kernels.  I did not have to look too far--just to my gadget drawer, which I rarely open.  My sister-in-law gave me a gift set that included corn holders--and another tool that had corn on the handle. It turns out it was a corn stripper (also known as a kernel cutter).  It may be the best tool you can have in your kitchen for the summer harvest.
Now I don't have to worry about Josh cutting himself stripping the corn!
With all that corn, you should make these recipes:
Chef Meg's Grilled Corn Soup
This is similar to one served at York St. Cafe in Newport, Ky. Several people have asked me to recreate the recipe, and this is as close as we're going to get without their secrets!

You will love this flavorful, slightly spicy, healthy soup on those hot summer days. The best part is that it cooks up so quickly that it will not heat up the kitchen.

One full recipe makes 4 cups. Great for small families but not so great for the immersion blender. I would recommend using a traditional blender or small food processor to puree this soup. You want to eat the soup not wear it to the table.
  • Calories: 133.7
  • Total Fat: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 16.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.6 g
  • Protein: 4.0 g
Chef Meg's Charred Corn and Poblano Tostadas
These are great for quick meals. I char the corn ahead of time and use leftover chicken. Dinner is ready in no time, and they're a hit--with less than 250 calories each.
  • Calories: 218.2
  • Total Fat: 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.2 mg
  • Sodium: 86.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 17.7 g

Chef Meg's Mini Stuffed Potatoes with Charred Corn and Red Pepper Hummus
Have you noticed the current trend in appetizers? Small bites of vegetables are back--and not the fried variety.

Give these stuffed potatoes a try at your next gathering or as a side dish to a family meal.

Use your favorite hummus in this recipe. I also tried it with roasted garlic hummus--delicious!

Make the corn and potatoes the night before to save time. Assemble just before serving.

You'll have some leftover potato (the insides). Use it for an omelet the next morning, or freeze it for stews or soups.
  • Calories: 151.8
  • Total Fat: 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 47.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.6 g
  • Protein: 4.5 g
Are there any other corn recipes I should try?

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  • 10
    I usually just love mixing my corn into my mashed potatoes. lol - 8/14/2011   11:39:47 AM
  • 9
    A person posted a Funny Joke on her Spark Blog. It shows a Wife/Corn at the kitchen sink and in comes the Husband/Corn and she says "Is it hot outside?" and he is POPPED with an awful mad look on his face! So cute. - 8/4/2011   12:54:36 AM
  • 8
    Can't wait to try it. - 8/3/2011   10:58:13 AM
  • 7
    I'm so looking forward to trying the soup recipe. - 8/2/2011   1:21:42 PM
  • 6
    Personally, I can't get enough of the roasted pepper & corn soup. LOVE IT! - 8/2/2011   12:47:10 PM
    there is a picture of the corn stripper above... or you can google kernel cutter... they sell them through pampered chef too! - 8/2/2011   11:24:42 AM
    Because I am a diabetic, I closely monitor my sugar (and sugar alcohol) intake. I would appreciate it if you would note the grams of sugar in your recipes. Also, do you have any recipes for 2 servings? I would be VERY INTERESTED in those recipes!! - 8/2/2011   10:50:02 AM
  • 3
    Thank you for sharing these recipes with us, I will try them but I too would like to see what a corn stripper tool looks like. - 8/2/2011   9:57:09 AM
  • 2
    Any chance you can post a photo of the corn kernel stripper tool on this blog? - 8/2/2011   1:16:52 AM
    I'd love to see a picture of the corn stripper! - 8/1/2011   11:05:51 PM

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