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cajun fried corn on the cob

Cajun Fried Corn on the Cob

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Make this recipe with cornfidence! Spice up your corn on the cob with some Cajun flavor. Visit our Saturday tent sales from 9am-2pm to get local corn at 12 for just $5.00! Learn more by visiting our Weekly Ad.

Watch the full recipe video here!

Ingredients:

6 cups vegetable oil

12 (6-inch) wooden skewers

6 medium ears fresh white corn, silks and husks removed, cut crosswise in half

1 large egg

½ cup whole milk

1 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

1/3 cup buttermilk ranch dressing

2 green onions, thinly sliced

Instructions:

Attach deep fryer thermometer to side of large saucepan; add oil and heat over medium heat 10 minutes or until oil temperature reaches 325°. Insert skewers halfway into 1 end of each piece of corn.

In wide, shallow dish, whisk egg, milk, salt and pepper. In separate wide, shallow dish, whisk flour and Cajun seasoning.

In 4 batches, roll corn in egg mixture, then in flour mixture to coat, shaking off excess; carefully add to hot oil and cook 5 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Transfer corn to paper towel-lined rimmed baking pan; cool 5 minutes.

Drizzle corn with dressing; sprinkle with onions.

Chef Tip

Use caution when frying corn, some kernels may pop while in hot oil.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 corn skewer): 167 Calories, 13g Fat (2g Saturated), 11mg Cholesterol, 194mg Sodium, 11g Carbohydrates, 1g Fiber, 2g Sugars, 2g Protein

Corn, cherries, cucumbers and grapes in a basket

July Produce Guide

Corn, cherries, cucumbers and grapes in a basket

July is the perfect season for backyard BBQs, pool parties and everything else fun in the sun. We have put together a basket full of perfect snacking and fresh fruits and veggies that will be ripe all month long.

Cherries are the superfood of summer. They contain vitamin c and a ton of fiber with no fat or cholesterol. Use them in your favorite cherry pie recipe or snack on them all by themselves.

Cucumbers contain nearly every vitamin you need on a daily basis. Because they are so vitamin rich, they are the perfect replacement for a caffeinated soda when you’re tired.

Corn is grown on every continent but one, Antarctica. It is an excellent source of vitamin C, magnesium, and vitamin B. Put corn right on the grill or add them into your favorite salsa.

Blackberries are an extremely versatile berry and contain high amounts of vitamin C and fiber. Add them to your perfect charcuterie or mash them into a jam.

Food Club Corn Dip

Dip into this creamy and incredibly quick corn dip. This is perfect for any occasion and you are very likely to have all of these ingredients on hand and ready to go. To stock up on these great ingredients, visit our weekly ad.

Ingredients:

2 cans Food Club® Whole Kernel Corn

1 jalapeno, diced

3 tbs. Food Club ® Mayonnaise

2 tbs. cotija cheese, crumbled

1/4 bunch cilantro, chopped

1/4 tsp. chili powder

1 lime, juiced

Instructions:

In a large bowl,, mix corn, jalapeno, mayonnaise, cilantro, and lime juice. Top with cotija and chili powder and enjoy!

Street Corn Guacamole

What do you get when you combine street corn and guacamole? A to-die-for chip dip that will keep everyone dipping.

What you’ll need:

  • 4 avocados, peeled
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 roma tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • lime juice of 2 limes
  • 1 can corn
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 3/4 cup cotija cheese

In a large bowl, combine avocados, onion, cloves, tomato, cilantro, salt & pepper and lime juice with a potato masher kitchen tool or something similar. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix together corn, sour cream, chili powder, cayenne and cotija cheese.

Mix half of corn mixture into avocado mixture. Place in serving bowl. Top with other half of corn mixture. Enjoy!

Corn on the Cob 5 Ways

Grilled corn on the cob is a staple side dish for every summertime barbecue. The classic grilled corn smothered in butter, salt and pepper is always a hit but kick up the flavor a notch with these five ways to dress up your corn on the cob.

Bacon Cheddar: Spread low fat mayonnaise on warm corn. Roll in grated cheddar cheese and chopped cooked bacon.

Mexican Style: Spread low fat mayonnaise on warm corn. Roll in crumbed cotija or feta cheese. Sprinkle with chile powder. Top with fresh lime juice if desired.

Garlic Old Bay Butter: Mix together 4 tablespoons butter, softened, 1 small garlic clove, pressed, and 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning. Spread on corn and sprinkle with additional Old Bay seasoning.

Italian Style: Spread pesto on corn and sprinkle with fresh Parmesan.

Buffalo Grilled Corn: Top corn with butter and Frank’s Red Hot sauce.

Grill Recipes for Beginners

Grilling can be an intimidating cooking method to approach. To ease into it, here are some simple recipes that are perfect for aspiring grill masters.

Grilled Pineapple

Grilling pineapple is as simple as purchasing spears of pineapple and grilling them on medium-high heat until you see char marks (5-10 minutes) on each side. To enhance the flavor, try sprinkling the grilled pineapple with steak seasoning.

Grilled Baby Back Ribs

Ribs are a grilling classic and can be easy to prepare. Dry and remove the membrane from the full rack of ribs. Season with your favorite spices and refrigerate overnight. When ready, heat your grill to medium-high heat and wrap your rib rack in tin foil. Grill for 25 minutes, flip, and grill for an additional 25 minutes. Remove the tin foil and grill bone-side up for 3 minutes. Remove from grill and glaze with your favorite BBQ sauce.

Grilled Corn

Add a smokey flavor to your corn by grilling it! Remove the silk and husks (except for the inner-most husk). Heat the grill to medium-high heat and brush with canola oil. Place the corn on the grill for 10-15 minutes and rotate occasionally.

Caramel Corn Puff Big Deal Box

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The holiday season is among us which means fun gatherings with family and friends. You never want to show up empty handed so we put together our Caramel Corn Puff Box to make your life a little easier.

Grab a box today and a stick of butter to whip up a batch  today (see recipe below). Your family and friends will not be disappointed with the delicious treat you bring to share.

All the following items are included for the amazing price of $7.

  • Western Family Brown Sugar 2 lb.
  • Western Family Corn Syrup
  • Western Family Puff Corn (2 packs)
  • Western Family Baking Soda

Grab a box today at any Associated Food Store.

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Memorial Day Party Foods

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Happy Memorial Day! It’s a weekend of celebrations. School is almost over, It’s the start of summer activities and fun at the pool. Here are some tasty ideas for your Memorial Day get togethers.

Hot Diggity Dogs – Build your own hot dog station! Every guest at your Memorial Day Celebration will have different ideas toppings on their hot dogs. Put different toppings into containers and let everyone add their favorite toppings.

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Here are list of items you can put out and let everyone build their own:

  • Shredded Cheese
  • Diced Onions
  • Chili
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Pickles
  • Tomatoes (Wedges or diced)
  • Jalapenos
  • Salsa
  • Sauerkraut
  • Guacamole
  • And anything else you can think of!

You can create signs and recipe ideas to place on the table and next to the ingredients.

Grilled Corn on the Cob – Serves 6 Corn is always a big hit with everyone and grilling it is a fun way to add some flavor.

Grilled Corn

  • 6 ears fresh corn, husks removed
  • 6 tablespoons Butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 6 pieces of foil each large enough to wrap each ear of corn

Directions – Mix all spices together in a bowl. Take 1 tablespoon of butter for each corn and rub the corn with butter. Take 1 spoonful of the spices and pour into your hands. Rub the corn with the spices until covered. Wrap the corn in the foil and grill for 15 minutes turning often.

Berry Shortcakes – Serves 8. A refreshing dessert with homemade biscuits and your favorite berries.

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Biscuits –

  • 1 cup Western Family all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons Western Family Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Orange Zest
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese cut into cubes
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Berries and Topping –

  • 1 lb. Strawberries
  • 1 lb. Blueberries
  • 1 cup Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup Western Family Sugar plus 1 tablespoon

Directions – Preheat your oven to 425.

Biscuits – Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and orange zest in a bowl. Add the cream cheese cubes and mash into mix until it is coarse crumbs. Pour into the mix the milk and mix dough into a ball. Divide dough into 8 balls. Place dough balls on greased baking sheet 3 inches apart. With a glass that has a flat base flatten the dough balls until ½ inch thick. Brush tops with a little bit of milk and sugar. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

Berries and filling – Rinse strawberries and blueberries. Cut tops and core the middle of strawberries. Take 1/3 of the strawberries and mash them with a fork. Mix in 1/3 cup of sugar and 1 cup of blueberries and set aside.

Whip the 1 cup of whipping cream with mixer and add the vanilla and 1 tablespoon sugar. Cover and Chill for 30 minutes.

Let the biscuits cool. Cut them in half and place a spoonful of the berry mixture on the bottom half of the biscuit and then top the berries with a spoonful of the whipping cream. Cover with the biscuit and then top with another spoonful of whipped cream and few of the berries that we set aside. Either serve immediately or put in the fridge until ready.