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Old 09-06-2018, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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After dinner, no logical reason whatsoever. it's just how it's been done all my life..
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Old 09-06-2018, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I'm from the sweet corn capital.

Corn on the cob, field fresh, IS the meal.
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:05 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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Was this supposed to be a poll?
Our family serves it as a side dish with the meal, most often. There have been times when we've had it prior to the dinner, like for instance, when the meat wasn't quite ready but DH was hungry.
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Old 09-07-2018, 03:46 AM
 
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No poll. Daughter was over for dinner, and for the first time ever, she asked why I served corn at the end of the meal, and not with it. I said, that is when you should serve it, and she said with dinner.....so I said I would ask on C-D.
I agree with the poster that said, they didn`t like the look of the cob, after eating it, also I find it awkward to eat with other food.
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Old 09-07-2018, 03:57 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I only serve it on the cob as one of the veges in a crawfish boil. So it is part of the meal.
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Old 09-07-2018, 05:14 AM
 
Location: North Oakland
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I have corn servers (dishes) and corn holders (the things with prongs) that both look like ears of corn. I stick the corn holders in, roll the corn in a dedicated stick of butter, and then place it in the corn server. I do this after I finish eating usually. Once I start eating an ear of corn, I don't like to stop until I'm done with it.
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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After dinner.
For the longest time I always forgot to serve them, but I now do it that way on purpose because I enjoy dedicating myself completely to the task at hand. I actually treat it like a dessert-activity since I never eat sweets right after a meal. And I always eat my corn row by row plucked out with my lower incisors leaving a clean kernel hole.

People think it's weird but I think a messy cob is aesthetically ugly.
Omg this is me! I eat it that way because I never liked the way it sticks between my teeth. And I eat it after the meal, too.

However, if I am serving it to others, I do it as a side, with dinner.
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Houston/Brenham
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I will confess, I've never heard of serving corn after the main course. NTTAWWT, just never heard of it.

We always serve it with dinner. It's a veggie, and veggies are served with dinner. Like many of you, we have dedicated corn on the cob plates & cob holders. It's not a big deal to go from the main course to the corn, since it has holders. I usually take 3-4 "sessions" to eat mine.

Mmm corn on the cob!
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:45 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I will confess, I've never heard of serving corn after the main course. NTTAWWT, just never heard of it.

We always serve it with dinner. It's a veggie, and veggies are served with dinner. Like many of you, we have dedicated corn on the cob plates & cob holders. It's not a big deal to go from the main course to the corn, since it has holders. I usually take 3-4 "sessions" to eat mine.

Mmm corn on the cob!
Neither have I until this thread. I don't see how someone would want to eat corn after they are already full from their meal.

90 percent of the time it is served with dinner, but my exh and I and our friends used to eat it as an appetizer, especially while waiting for food to come off a grill, and now that's how I generally have it most of the time.

OR, as Tabula Rasa said, sometimes it IS the meal. I've come back from the farm stand, gotten out the butter and salt, cooked up a couple of ears of sweet Jersey corn, sliced a ripe Jersey tomato, and that's lunch.
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I also have never heard of it being served after the meal. Most of the time I serve it with the meal but on occasion I serve it beforehand. When my kids were really little I always served it to them first. I'm not sure why I did that but that's just how it was done while I was growing up. I just countiued with that.
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