Fresh corn on the cob is cut into pieces and fried on a pan with vegetables to make this healthy meal that you can either serve on its own or as a side dish!
Hi lovely, I hope you are doing well today. I'm sharing with you this fried corn-on-the-cob recipe that will make you appreciate corn even more!
This recipe is entirely the opposite if you're familiar with Southern deep-fried corn. I created this recipe for you to enjoy a healthy meal, even if some will debate whether corn is an anti-inflammatory food!
This corn-on-the-cob recipe calls for fresh corn, vegetables, and spices. Spicing up the corn makes it super delicious while still levering the anti-inflammatory properties in this recipe.
To enjoy this corn recipe, make sure the corn is full of yellow kernels with a soft texture.
This simple recipe takes only 30 minutes to make and enough time to marry the flavors and for the corn to cook.
Is corn a vegetable?
Depending on when the corn is harvested, it can be considered either a vegetable or a grain.
Mature, dry corn is a grain that is milled to get corn flour. On the other hand, fresh corn full of milk (liquid) is a vegetable.
Is corn good for you?
While fresh corn is a starchy vegetable, it comes in handy with lots of nutrients that are beneficial to your health.
- The nutrients in the corn can vary depending on the color and whether or not the corn is fresh or dry.
- Colored corn can have an either yellow, pink, red, purple, or blue color and is either high in anthocyanins or carotenoids, depending on these colors.
- Corn is high in fiber, minerals, and some vitamins.
- Yellow corn, which is more readily available to many than the other colored corn, is high in beta-carotene, which is converted in the body into vitamin A.
- Sweet corn is rich in polyphenols that act as antioxidants, thus preventing your body against free radicals.
- Lutein and Zeaxanthin are the significant components giving sweet corn its yellow color. These two antioxidants are concentrated in your eyes and are known to protect the eyes from blue light and enhance eyesight.
- Lutein has an anti-inflammatory function against various diseases.
Even if sweet corn is high in carbohydrates, you can enjoy it in fewer amounts and by combining it with other vegetables, as in this corn recipe.
How to cut corn into pieces
To make this corn recipe, you'll need to cut the corn into pieces.
- For bigger pieces, just break the corn into two by holding it with both hands and forcing it to break.
- To cut the corn into smaller pieces, place the corn on a chopping board and insert the edge of a sharp knife into the corn. You'll need to use much effort to cut the cob.
Can you meal prep corn recipe?
Yes, this recipe is suitable for meal prep, and you can keep it for up to 5 days. In this case, place the meal in an air-free container, and close it tightly before storing it in the fridge.
If using frozen corn, first thaw it before.
I hope you'll enjoy this fried corn on the cob recipe. Do you love corn? Which type of corn is available in your market? Let us continue this discussion in the comments below.
My love to you, talk to you soon. Githu
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Healthy fried corn on the cob with onions
- 2-3 medium red onions
- 1 kg/pound tomatoes
- 2 fresh corn on the cob.
- 1 fresh turmeric roots
- 2 heads broccoli
- 3 cloves of garlic
- a piece of fresh ginger
- a pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon spices of choice. I used a Moroccan mix
- ½ cup water/vegetable broth
- 2-3 tablespoons cold-pressed olive oil
- 1-2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- a hand of fresh herbs of choice
- Clean all the veggies and roots
- Coursely dice the onions
- Cut the tomatoes into cubes
- Cut the corn into pieces (read the blog)
- Cut and chop the broccoli stems into small chunks. Separate the florets and set them aside.
- Put the onions, tomatoes, corn, and broccoli stems into the pan. Add ½ cup of broth.
- Sprinkle with salt
- Cover and cook at a relatively high temperature for about 10 minutes
- In the meantime, grate the garlic, ginger, and turmeric.
- Add the spices to the cooking dish, mix gently and cover to cook for 3 mins
- Add the broccoli florets, and the grated roots. Cover to cook for 6-8 mins depending on whether you want crunchy or soft-cooked broccoli.
- Cut the heat and leave the food to cool.
- Just before serving, add freshly chopped parsley or herbs of choice, 2-3 tablespoons of extra or cold-pressed olive oil, and 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- Mix gently then serve.
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