Corn is one of the staple crops we have in the Philippines. It comes as a close second to rice, which is a standard part of every Filipino meal. But even if it’s a staple crop, not many utilize it for their meals and desserts.
But corn definitely has a lot of potentials, and it can even stand on its own and be the star of the dish! It is more than just a dessert or a side dish or a minor ingredient to another dish. (Read: What Food Did Jesus and His Apostles Eat During the Last Supper?)
So for today, National Corn on the Cob Day, My Pope Philippines is giving you three recipes that use corn on the cob or corn kernels as the main ingredient!
Corn Recipes: Corn Casserole
If you want a simple cheesy dish to make for your family, why not try this corn casserole? It has corn, eggs, milk, cheese, and basil— almost a complete meal, if you ask us! Plus, kids will get to discover that corn is also good even if it’s not in a dessert. Get the recipe here.
Corn Recipes: Garden-Fresh Corn Salad
Switch out your usual lettuce and kale with corn and make this garden-fresh corn salad! If you’re not a fan of greens, maybe this could get you to eat your daily dose of fruits and vegetables. It’s also a very colorful dish, which health experts prefer, so you know you’re doing something good for your body. Follow the recipe here.
Corn Recipes: Buttery Southern Fried Corn
We’ve all heard of southern fried chicken— but have you ever heard of southern fried corn? It is simply corn off the cob stir-fried in a pan with butter and sprinkled with sugar afterward. It’s a sweet and salty treat that even kids will surely enjoy. Read the recipe here.