The old saying is that you learn something new every day, and today I discovered something about myself that was either previously lost in memory or completely unknown to me all along.
To most people who know me, the fact that I absolutely hate corn in its myriad forms is well-known. I don’t eat corn on the cob, I don’t eat corn off the cob, I don’t eat creamed corn, corn in vegetable soup, or any other variation and preparation of corn. That’s just how I am.
Needless to say, in the South, we eat a lot of corn.
I do want to make a quick point that I have no problem eating things made out of cornmeal. Corn bread, for instance, is a staple food in the South, but the "great debate" over corn bread will be saved for a future blog.
Successfully avoiding corn for the best decade or so of my life, I came to an astounding discovery today when I ate something called corn nuggets- they were utterly and shockingly the most delicious thing I had put in my mouth in a long, long time.
Corn nuggets, from what I can tell, are pieces of corn that have been battered and deep-fried to creamy perfection. The flavor is tangy, rich, and sweet, all at once.
These little bites of heaven are a new discovery for me, and I’ll be eating them from now on as often as I can find them.
Has anyone else ever had corn nuggets before? Man, how did this little secret escape me all these years?
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