Corn Bark

Fire up your imagination and a blender to create saucy backpacking meals like Vegetarian Corn Bark Stew and Corn Bark Stew with Ham.

In addition to blending creamed sweet corn, you can blend corn with potatoes and other flavors to make fantastic chips for snacking or chowder recipes.

How to Make Corn Bark:

Run a 15 ounce can of creamed sweet corn through a blender to a smoothie-like consistency.

Spread thinly on dehydrator tray covered with Paraflexx® sheet or parchment paper.

Dehydrate at 135° F for 10 hours until brittle.

Flip Trick: When the sheet of corn is substantially dry after about seven hours, place another dehydrator tray over it and flip the two trays over so that the Bark is now stuck to the bottom of the top tray. Peel sheet of corn away and remove the top tray. The moister bottom side of the Bark will now be facing up for more thorough drying.

The sheet of corn will break into pieces easily when dry.


Vegetarian Corn Bark Stew

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Corn Bark
  • ½ cup instant or precooked and dried rice
  • ¼ cup dehydrated black beans
  • ¼ cup assorted dehydrated vegetables. (Try onions, tomatoes, peas, carrots, and green beans).
  • 1¼ cup water

At Home:

Combine all dry ingredients in a 4 x 6 or sandwich size zip plastic bag.

On the Trail:

Combine all ingredients with water in pot and soak five minutes.

Light stove and bring to a boil for one minute.

Remove from stove and transfer pot to insulating cozy for ten minutes.


Corn Bark Stew with Ham

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup Corn Bark
  • ¼ cup dehydrated sweet corn or green beans.
  • ¼ cup dehydrated additional vegetables. (Try onions, tomatoes, and peppers).
  • ¼ cup dehydrated ham
  • ½ cup instant or precooked and dried rice
  • 1¼ cup water

At Home:

Combine all dry ingredients in a 4 x 6 or sandwich size zip plastic bag.

On the Trail:

Combine all ingredients with water in pot and soak five minutes.

Light stove and bring to a boil for one minute.

Remove from stove and transfer pot to insulating cozy for ten minutes.


More Recipes with Corn & Potatoes

In Recipes for Adventure, I show how to combine and blend corn and potatoes to make tasty, all-natural snack chips and chowder.


You'll also find more recipes like Crab Chowder, Fish & Chips Chowder and Spicy Shrimp Chowder.




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