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A tender, young version of sweetcorn that is especially popular in Oriental-style dishes. The whole cob can be eaten and it usually measures no more than 10 cm long. Choose firm cobs of corn with a pale yellow colour (they will be paler than full-size sweetcorn cobs).

Baby Sweetcorn

How To Use Baby Sweetcorn

Baby corn can be eaten raw or cooked. Raw baby corn can be added to salads or served with a selection of raw vegetables as crudité with dips. Baby corn can be included in stir-fries with vegetables, pork, chicken or beef.

How To Prepare Baby Sweetcorn

Simply wash and trim the thicker ends. Baby corn can be cooked whole or cut into even-sized pieces for cooking.

How To Cook Baby Sweetcorn

Baby corn can be stir-fried or steamed. To stir-fry, heat 1 tbsp olive or sunflower oil in a frying pan or wok and cook for 3-4 minutes or until just cooked. To steam, place the prepared corn in a steamer and cook for 3-4 minutes or until just tender.

How To Store Baby Sweetcorn

Keep in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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