Thursday, January 22, 2009

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah

When I posted my Shrimp with Corn Relish recipe, several of my readers expressed interest in my newly acquired corn zipper. I decided to have a give away on my blog so that one of my lucky readers could be the proud owner of their very own corn zipper. I purchased one at Sur la Table tonight after date night with my husband. (I always try to make date night at a restaurant in or near the mall so I can squeeze a shopping trip out of him - it doesn't always, but tonight it worked!)

So here are the rules:

1. Leave a comment to this post stating your name (if it doesn't already show in your comments) and your favorite dish made with corn.
2. The deadline is Friday January 23, 2009 at Midnight EST.
3. I will use a random number generator to pick a number out of the comments posted.
4. Then I will have the winner email me the address where they would like to have the shiny corn zipper shipped.


Good Luck!

79 comments:

bensbaby116 said...

Oooh, I totally want one of these. :) One of my favorite things to make with fresh corn removed from the cob is a salad that has corn, lump crab meat, avocado, and tomatoes along with salad greens. So good, and definitely makes me think of summer!

lovestoeat said...

my favorite dish with corn is corn casserole..always reminds me of the holidays..
mmmm...
--veniceforever (karen)

Ally said...

That is definitely a cool gadget you have there. I'd love to have one!

I can only imagine all the recipes I can use it for!

Gabriela said...

Pick Me - Pick Me! Wait! Was that a trick question or something? Uh - let's see, corn recipe.... thinking....umm....hang on, lemme put on my DH.

DH: Favorite recipe that incorporates corn would be Sage Creamed Corn Bruschetta with Prosciutto.

Thanks for the opportunity to win that marvelous Corn Zipper.

Stephanie said...

Cool giveaway! My favorite thing to make with corn is corn muffins! Yum yum!

MrsSisler said...

Black bean & corn salsa!!!

Carrie said...

I love my husbands families corn casserole. YUMMY

Melissa said...

Yay! My favorite corn recipe as of late is the corn salad with tomatoes and feta. I cannot wait to get some fresh corn this summer and make it over and over. Pick me random number generator!

*crinkle*/L R said...

Corn and potato chowder is perfect for winter and grilled corn on the cob, nothing beats that in summer. And to think I used to hate corn!

Staci said...

I almost bought one today at Target but didn't!

flutterbyblue said...

Lol! Your ploy to squeeze a shopping trip out of your husband reminds me so much of my best friend! You should remind him that shopping is a great way to help digest...

Lisa said...

My favorite dish with corn is my mother in laws corn casserole! I also love corn in a southwest salad with grilled chicken, black beans, corn, crispy tortilla strips and avacado. I toss it in a spicy ranch dressing- so goood!
I love your blog!!

Meagan said...

My name is Meagan :)


My favorite dish is.... hmmm I am not a big fan of corn, except corn on the cob... but my daughter loves corn on the cob but cut off... and i love to make corn casserole for the fam!

Bill Boren said...

Looks like a hell of a tool! i have been looking for something like this for years. If i do not get a free one, where can I buy one?

Anonymous said...

Can your sister win? Or are family members disqualified. My favorite corn dish is that salsa you made at my house!

KC720 said...

Oh I really want one of those! My favorite recipe with corn is Fiesta Rice w/corn and black beans. Yum!

~ Kristin

nammo said...

nammo in alabama

just good ole cream corn can't be beat. but then there is "silver queen" corn grilled. just peel those husks back, butter it. . . mmmmm good!

Amanda said...

I love to eat plain old corn-on-the-cob. It's been a favorite since childhood and I'm one of the only people in my immediate family that enjoys it. I'm also a big fan of corn casserole around the holidays. I would love to have one of these corn zippers because I've never tried de-cob corn before and I think this would be so much easier than doing it the traditional way. I've never seen one of these before. Thanks so much for sharing it!

Clericuzio said...

Hi my name Hendrik,from Indonesia

My favourite corn recipe is called "Corn Bakwan" made from corn, flour, green onion, garlic, salt, pepper, mixed with enough water and fried it, yummy! I never heard or seen this corn zipper before..amazing tools

payal said...

I love roasted corn with a bit of cumin, red chili powder, and a hit of lime juice.

elly said...

How sweet of you! Hmm, I like SO many dishes with corn but I would have to say my favorite is roasted corn chowder or a grilled corn/black bean salad.

JEWEL said...

I make a family recipe of Creamed Corn Casserole. My family has made it for generations, especially for holidays.

Kristen said...

Favorite corn dish is definately corn chowder!

ReAnn said...

Wow, lots of corn casseroles. We also have a MN version called 'scalloped corn' .. not sure why, but I guess we gotta make due during the cold months :) Otherwise, fresh corn from the in-laws farm.. boiled for 3 min = perfect. Oh yes, and in Bangkok .. corn with shredded coconut (yes, desserts ala corn).

MamaFeelgood said...

I like corn pudding...mmmm!

Anonymous said...

my favorite is yellow corn ice cream. Yummy, creamy, sweet, salty, smooth and crunchy all at the same time!

Camille said...

Corn chowder---simple and delicious (and cheaper than clams!). Found your blog from Tastespotting, and already think it's great!

Clever idea about the shopping trip dates, too. Sneaky!

MomGateway said...

I love chicken corn soup as well as corn on the cob cooked in the microwave.

Aidan said...

I like a curry corn salad (fresh corn, chiles, tomato, onion, cilantro, curry powder, lime pickle) with grilled tilapia.

But you know, hot corn casserole is a family fixture and a VERY CLOSE second.

Hannah Sivilay said...

Creamed corn, i dont make it too often cause the real thing is so bad for you, but man is it good!

Hannah S.

Kristina said...

What an awesome tool! I've never seen one of these before. My favorite corn dish is black bean and corn salad. This would be just the tool for the job. :-)

Kristina

William said...

Gotta love plain ol' grilled corn as well as spicy corn salsa.

Simply said...

What a cute little device!

Honestly I love corn just by itself with a little bit of lime-chili-butter melted over it. Heaven...

Calypso said...

Grilled corn, taken off the cob, with fresh diced tomatoes, olive oil and a little basil - all from my mom's garden or the farmer's market

Topper said...

My name is Todd and my favorite corn dish is fried corn with bacon and fresh tomatoes!

Susan Mrenna said...

Ooh! I would love to have it!
Looks like a wonderful tool :)
I love corny corn bread where corn kernels are added into the cornbread.
This tool would make it a snap!
Or a Zip!
Thank you :)
Susan

Donna-FFW said...

Creamy corn chowder soup. Thanks so much for the chance!

Renee B. said...

I love corn chowder, especially with ham.

Renee (rels09 on WC)

Tatiana said...

Scalloped Corn! Yummmy

Anonymous said...

There is nothing better than in the summer having wonderful sweet corn. As long as I can remember my mother or grandmother would cut the corn kernels off the cob and freeze those little chuncks of gold to put in soups for fresh corn chowder or cowboy cavier (a dumb name for a pico de gallo like salsa with black-eyed peas and of course fresh corn). I started last summer freezing corn in my own kitchen so that my family could have have delicious fresh corn all year. However, it's a lot of hard work to cut it off the cobb!-caramaddox@gmail.com

Patty said...

Oh - I love chili with corn in it! And cornbread too! The corn zipper would be absolutely awesome to have!

ML said...

My favorite is a brazilian delicacy called "Pamonha" (reading pamoƱa for spanish speakers).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamonha/

Marcello.

JG said...

The best thing to do with corn is make it into syrup and add it to carbonated water... with fake citrus flavoring... and caffiene... Mountain Dew!

War Eagle

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm in.... Not really sure what a corn zipper is, but I do love corn. My favorite corn dish is creamed corn, like they make in the wonderful south. Put my name in the raffle!!

Montine Mansell :)

kelly.dee said...

Aw it's smiling at me!

I just like it by itself, smothered in butter.

Willus said...

Corn Chowder!...love the zipper

Mary said...

I love homemade corn chowder - it reminds me of our family tradition to have with sloppy joes on Christmas Eve! I would love to try the zipper to make that corn salsa recipe you posted back in August - yum!

Jenn said...

I love this salad I make with corn, grilled chicken, avocado and tomato. It's so light and fresh.

Wendy said...

I love corn chowder!

MinervaO said...

mmmmm corn tamales! I so need one of these!

Cassie said...

Oh, what a fun tool! My favorite way to prepare corn is just to grill it for a few minutes, but I also love a summer vegetable saute with farm fresh zucchini, tomatoes, and corn.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love a rich corn chowder. What a neat gadget! -- Dee sheepish56(at)aol(dot)com

Donna said...

oooh, I'd love to unzip some corn for my spicy rice/tomato/black bean/corn combo!!

Melissa said...

I'm a fan of roasted corn on the cob with garlic butter. Easy and yummy!

Joelen said...

What a fab giveaway! My fave corn recipe is pretty simple... ultra super sweet corn that's roasted in its husk, then dipped in delicious butter. YUM! I just have to get this whenever I brave the crowds of Taste of Chicago. For whatever reason, the corn tastes better when you're surrounded by sweaty masses of people in a park under a blistering sun. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks to FF for passing on this corny link.

I made this dish for Christmas dinner with friends:

Salad:
- iceberg lettuce
- fresh cilantro and mint
- avocado wedges
- strips of fried chipotle tortilla brushed with lime juice and salted
- toss in a light dressing of: white wine & horseradish vinaigrette
- garnish with thin strips of raw red pepper and raw corn sprinkled on top

SR
War Eagle

Natalie said...

CORN CHOWDER- specifically, the recipe from Prudence Pennywise.

also- Corn Bread- the sweet kind, not that brick-like flavorless stuff that my grandparents make and crumble into buttermilk. I know- I know- true southerners hate sugar in cornbread- but whatever- I.LOVE.IT.

ooh- also grilled corn on the cob with loads of butter!

Ok so all of those are favorites! YAY GIVE AWAYS!!! WOOOOO!!

Oh yeah, BTW, this is Natalie.

Anonymous said...

Hi, My name is Christine Forbes, e-mail is cforbes@amfam.com.

My favorite recipe with corn in Tater Tot Casserole loaded with Corn! Boyfriend loves it and it allows me to offer him something healthier than usual!

I would love to have of these corn zippers!

Capitol Saint said...

Does corn on the cob count? That's my favorite way to eat corn. As for prepared dishes, I'll go with cornbread casserole.

My name is David Binet, and I approve this message.

Kathleen said...

My favorite corn recipe is the corn casserole with Chili flavored Fritos on top. The people I work with always ask me to bring it to covered dish parties.

Kathleen Dunnigan

Caroline said...

Well my favorite corn recipe would start with ears raised by my Daddy... but alas I can't get that anymore. So for nostalgia's sake, I would go with the Corn Pudding from the Colonial Williamsburg Tavern Cookbook.

C

Ketakoko said...

My name is Wendy and I love creamed corn with a wedge of corn bread :)

I am awed at your innovative ideas on sneaking in shopping trips. ;P

Francey said...

Good ole' fashion Corn on the Cob (sweet white corn is my fav from a farmer's market). I simply pull the husks down and lather it with: butter, worcestershire sauce, horseradish sauce and salt & pepper. Then re-husk it (lol) and throw them on the grill!!!!!

Leanna said...

Granny's corn pudding. Too bad I only get it twice a year. Yummy.

Leanna

Tiff said...

I like corn straight up - just plain on the cob with butter. Love to eat that with steamed crabs.

What a cool giveaway!

Tiffany

Kyle said...

Hey Bizzy,
Love the blahg. My favorite corn dish is crawfish and corn macque choux.

If I win the zipper, I'll send you the recipe. Take good care of Forrest.

Kyle Digby

Charisse said...

I love anything and everything corn....with one exception..the aforementioned scalloped corn. BLECH! But my two favorite things are elotes, which is a mexican dish...basically just roasted corn then cut off the cob and put in a cup with mayonnaise, fresh squeezed lime juice, parmesan cheese, chili powder. My other is chili - but with corn in it. I don't know why...maybe for the texture...but biting into some crisp corn amidst all the mushy beans, meat, and tomatoes is YUMMY!!!

Lysa said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Thanks to your husband who I work with I know now a corn zipper exists! lol I like to fry corn and smother it in hotsauce! I hope I get picked if not I'm going to get one of these!

Lysa Johnson

Meredith McNamara said...

OOh, I love nothing more than a corn and black bean salad, and a corn chowder makes me smile and sing a happy food song to myself.
What a great give away - thank you so much!

mcnamara22@yahoo.com

Heather said...

One of my favorite corn dishes (I have to say one of my favorites because I can't narrow it down) would have to be chicken tortilla soup. In fact, I'm making some tonight to go with homemade (but not my me) tamales. :)

Heather Wrocklage

MaryBeth said...

I have never seen one of these before, I really could use it in the summer with all of the sweet corn my husband buys from the side of the read. The knife kept slipping last year and lets just say it was starting to look not pretty.

Angie said...

What a great giveaway! I love it.

I love a good corn-based relish or salsa, but I made a corn salad last summer that was so, so good.

Stacey said...

What a great blog. Thanks for sharing your hobby and to Forrest for passing this along.

We love Corn OFF the Cob in butter with salt and pepper. Also big fans of Southern MD Corn Pudding.

Kathy V said...

My Grandpa had a farm and grew sweet corn. So, my favorite is the creamed corn my Grandma made. She had a tool to cut corn off the cob for fresh creamed corn. Must have been a corn zipper!

bajabucky said...

i love anything with corn.

but i especially love rajas con elote (chilis and corn in cream)

cool blog. i found it on tastespotting.

Patti said...

Favorite corn recipe .... definitely corn chowder with potatoes and bacon. Also, the sweet corn treat that Chevy's serves as a side on each dish. My family loves corn so much that I substitute it for green beans in Shepherd's Pie ... talk about carbo loading!

Great blog ....

Anonymous said...

Maque Choux OBIOUSLY!!!

- Ricky

Amy said...

Corn chowder! Yum!

James said...

Gotta go with corn chowder

-James Pullar