Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Just a Stupid Question

This has bugged me for some time.

We all know the stuff that is called by several names including "decorative corn", "colored corn" and its (probably unPC) old name "Indian corn".



My question is has anyone ever eaten this stuff? Does it taste different? It's always dried and inedible in the stores and the local farmers' market but I'm just curious.

I know, I know, dumb question.

9 Comments:

Blogger Angevin13 said...

It may be a dumb question, but I've often thought it myself.

Unfortunately, I don't have an answer.

10:08 PM  
Blogger Donald Douglas said...

I'm sure it tastes just fine, and it's certainly colorful!

12:18 AM  
Blogger dons_mind lives said...

good question....do they make popcorn from it? can't say i've ever seen it in a state that you could eat it - - like fresh corn...
like you said - it's always dry..

8:01 AM  
Anonymous Solomon Kane said...

I still use the term Indian corn. I think you can eat it but it is like cattle corn. It is a good question.

12:56 PM  
Blogger BlueKnightWriter said...

We've popped it in a hot air popper and it was really good. No butter on it, just a bit of salt and it went just as fast as the packaged stuff as our 2 yo and 4 yo ate it up during a movie.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

I've never seen them in anything other than a dry, hard and brittle condition -- a condition that my teeth refuse to consider.

BZ

2:11 PM  
Blogger pete in Midland said...

remember that the indians didn't eat maize the way we do .... soaked and pounded into mush and fired or roasted. As I recall, it was commonly eaten as a bread-type food.
So ... probably edible, but not the way you'd commonly think of eating it (corn on the cob)

3:32 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

The blue stuff is good if you can find it before drying. And you can buy popcorn still on the cob in some stores, quite good, and a blast to make with little kids around.

10:24 PM  
Blogger Lone Pony said...

Off topic: Missing my friends. Dialup makes it very hard. So busy sometimes on the way home tears fall cause I'm so tired and wonder how long I can do this. I must be doing something wrong! LOL Congrats on the new job. Hugs Shoprat!

7:16 AM  

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