How To Deep Fry Sweet Corn

Fresh Sweet Corn in How To Deep Fry Sweet CornDeep-Fried Sweet Corn
Published: August 2, 2010
Updated: January 4th, 2012
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Total time: 10 min
Yield: 6 Ears

Fresh Sweet Corn: 6 Ears
In Western New York sweet corn season is in full swing. Local Growers will be bringing fresh corn in by the literal truckload. This stuff is so good this time of year than it doesn’t even require cooking. Children can be seen ripping the ears off the stalks and shoving them directly in their mouths. It is cheap, plentiful and almost a shame not to use it all summer long. This is our staple crop around here, and no-one seems to be getting sick of it any time soon. I’m a huge fan of deep-frying anything, but this time I feel I had a real eureka moment. The end taste result is going to be something of a hybrid between movie popcorn and kettle corn.
Splitting The Husk in How To Deep Fry Sweet CornStart by de-husking the ear. Take the ends off with a big heavy knife using a motion that is similar to chopping a piece of wood. If you don’t get it through on the first swing, it’s kind of a pain in the ass to finish. A corn cob is pretty hard and requires a lot of down-force to cut it.
Peeled Corn in How To Deep Fry Sweet Corn
Next remove the leaves by cutting a slit down the middle of the cob and peeling the husk back. To get rid of the tiny fibrous strings around the kernels, use both your hands as if you were giving the cob an indian brush-burn.
Fried Corn in How To Deep Fry Sweet CornDeep-frying is the easy part.
Deep-Frying Tips
Slowly drop in the ear(s) of corn and let them cook for about 5 minutes or until they’re slightly browned on the outside. Let them drain for a minute then douse them with melted butter and salt. Give them a minute to chill out before slamming them in your mandible. They are screechingly hot and will not hesitate to burn your mouth.

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7 Responses to How To Deep Fry Sweet Corn

  1. Pingback: corn on the cob/ a different topping

  2. Oh I tried this….a little hesitate at first but WOW

  3. Ed Gray says:

    Has anybody tried putting a stick (like a popsicle stick) in one end and cook corn vertically in a turkey cooker with 10 or 15 at a time? Then either brush with S and P/B or dip in a jar of the S/P/B

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