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How To Cook Baby Corn

How To Cook Baby Corn

This video talks about how to cook baby corn

Hi there! I'm Matt from the underground cookery school. And today I'm going to do a video cookery lesson for you. Today I'm going to show you how to cook these, baby corn.

I mean it's very, very simple it's just a question of taking the raw corn and blanching them in boiling water. We'll come back to those in a minute, it's about a 2 or 3 minute cook. What I would say about baby corn, sometimes referred to as candle corn and it's used predominantly in Asian cookery, for example Thai and Chinese and certainly in a curry.

It's harvested at a very young age obviously and you have to almost literally nip in the bud. It needs to be harvested within about a a two or three day window cause they do grow very quickly an within about 2 0r 3 days it will grow from being a baby corn to one of those big corn on the cobs, the big difference between corn on the cob and baby corn is you can eat this raw and you can eat the whole thing whereas with the larger corn on the cobs you take off the cooked corn. Here you can actually eat the whole thing whole.

Now whilst I've been talking that's been going on for probably about a couple of minutes. I'm going to take those out, I like a bit of crunch to them. And as I've said earlier on, the idea with baby corn is that you can eat them raw or cooked it doesn't make an enormous amount of difference.

One of the classic ways of cooking baby corn is to blanch them in boiling water and then to add them in this particular condition to a stir fry just to finish them off, particularly if you're doing something like a curry. What I've done is just added a little bit of unsalted butter to them, a little bit of salt and pepper and just added extra flavor, roll them in that and there you have the perfect way to cook baby corn.