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06-16-2006, 09:21 AM
I made my first batch of corn chips- they were way to sweet- they did not taste "corn chippy" at all!
The salsa was wonderful though! I used herbs frm my garden. It was great!
I can't wait until my tomatoes come on!
06-16-2006, 09:31 AM
The title of the post read "corn ships"
I was wondering if this was a new food I didnt know about?
06-16-2006, 10:03 AM
corn ships, eh? ;)
maybe u could post the recipe and how much of each you used and we could attempt to decipher this mystery from there
The same thing happened to me! Just last week I bought 10 cobs of corn. I shucked them and put them in the blender with a couple tbsp of olive oil, some pepper and salt. I blended it until smooth then poured into two dehydrator trays. I dehydrated it for like 24 or more hours... can remember. Well the texture and everything was great, but you're right the flavor was too sweet! Didn't taste like SAD corn chips at all! Maybe it needed more salt?
06-16-2006, 10:40 AM
I never thought of using the blender- I used an S blade and my FP.
All I used was corn, salt, pepper, a little olive oil and some soaked sunflower seeds.
They cam out sweet --
Yeah I'm not sure if it's possible to take the sweetness away, since corn is sweet afterall. But I've read where AFTER the cornchips are dehydrated they brush on garlic or lime for flavour but somehow that doesn't appeal to me.
06-16-2006, 12:23 PM
The same thing happened to me. I much prefered the flax crackers, but I was thinking, maybe you can blend in zuchinni- equal parts zuchini and corn since it was SO sweet- and that would balance it out? I'd also add some garlic. Once I buy another dehydrator I'll post a corn chip recipe that doesn't taste like candy.lol
06-16-2006, 03:19 PM
Perhaps more lemon juice would take away the sweetness? or lime juice?
I use cut corn, onions, salt, chili powder. They are sweet, but the chili powder adds a nice flavor that counteracts the sweetness a bit.
I have 5 ears of corn to do tonight ... think I'll add a dash of cayenne and some garlic to the mix and see how they come out.
06-16-2006, 04:06 PM
I add lime juice, cumin, chili powder and jalapeno. Cuts the sweetness. I also use flax, sunflower or pumpkin seeds in my recipe. that cuts the sweetness too.
06-16-2006, 05:22 PM
this has come up before. I used grain when I made these years ago. Wheat berries would work (soft would be better) but I like oat groats best. Too much corn makes it sweet. Adding grain and drying makes them more crispy too, instead of chewy with all corn.
06-17-2006, 05:50 PM
I had the same experience - but I realized that the corn I used was way too sweet for this type of recipe. I used Trader Joe's frozen corn - always buy it because it is very sweet. Bet a generic frozen corn would work better.
06-17-2006, 08:39 PM
You know what 3dogs- I got my corn from Trader Joes- that is 2 funny! :D
06-17-2006, 11:49 PM
I'd add cumin, fennel and/or dill weed. cracked red pepper and lots of fresh garlic
what about blending with bitter greens and making green chips
Would dehydrating the whole corn kernels, then grinding into a powder, mixing with dry seasonings and sea salt then rehydrating a little with cold pressed olive oil and water before dehydrating again, work?
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