August in Iowa

It’s sweet corn season in Iowa!  Look at these beautiful ears of corn!  Ours is not quite ready so I bought these from a roadside vendor.  We are going to a potluck tonight and I am making Lori’s recipe called Frito Corn Salad.   

Frito Corn Salad

2 cans corn, drained OR 4 c. cooked fresh corn cut from the cob

1/2 red onion chopped (I used green onions cut up)

1/2 red pepper chopped

1/2 green pepper chopped

1 c. shredded cheese (your choice)

1 c. mayo

1/2 large bag of Chili Cheese Frito chips

Mix all together excep the chips and chill.  Add chips right before serving.

I also served this last week on our music day and they loved it!  All ingredients can be adjusted according to your family’s taste.  This could be called the Pride of Iowa salad!

17 thoughts on “August in Iowa

  1. Minnie Homans

    Dear Mary, I am so longer getting your e-mails. I don’t know why. I miss them. They were the first e-mail of the day that I opened. I saved all your e-mails so I could refer back to them when I wanted to see them again. Please help we get them back.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Minnie – go back and re-subscribe to the blog. That works sometimes. Otherwise I don’t know what to do other than visiting the blog manually every day. You could mark it as a Favorite so it appears in your tool bar for easy access.

  2. Cindy L

    Hi Mary, just had to share. I made the “Pride of Iowa” fritos corn salad last night for a large family cookout and it was a hit ! Two relatives asked for the recipe. I belong to an herb garden club and we are having a potluck tomorrow, will be making it again as our sweet corn in MI is especially sweet this year. Thanks for sharing.. Cindy

  3. Nikki Mahaffey

    Love bi-colored sweet corn. Make a salad similar to your recipe..add 4 oz. can of drained green chiles to mine and use cheddar cheese (grated).

  4. Noeleen Taylor

    I can’t wait for summer! This looks really great so must file it for a few months ’til summer. thank you. Noel in NZ

  5. Gwendolyn Minshall

    The recipe looks good. I will have to try it. I am enjoying your blog. I recently discovered it from the list of blogs on Jo’s Country Junction blog. I grew up in Nora Springs and miss Iowa sometimes. I am living in small town Iowa through your blogs. I have lived in Pittsburgh, PA for over 40 years and love it here too but I will always be an Iowa farmgirl at heart. Wish I would have known about your quilt shop sooner, I would have visited it when I was in Iowa.

  6. Mary Says Sew!

    “Butter & Sugar” sounds like a great name for a line of fabric. Or maybe a quilt design.

  7. Launa

    Hi Mary,
    I make the Frito salad, but didn’t know about adding the cheese. Those delicious ears look like BUTTER N SUGAR variety to me….yummy.

  8. Becky Rose

    Yes, it was great even without the fresh sweet corn, so I can imagine it will be fantastic with fresh!!

  9. Rickie O.

    I’m with Paulette. The recipe sounds yummy but so it that cute quilt. I love small quilts now and want to see it too on another post, please.

  10. Kim

    Hi what lovely corn ,in England we just get plain pale yellow.I bet it tastes better than ours too.
    Is the quilt the corn is on a country threads pattern . The colours are lovely

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Kim – the quilt on the table is Devils Claw from the cover of our book Civil War Remembered. Jo’s Country Junction’s blog featured this quilt today which was quite a coincidence. Go there to learn more about it.

  11. Fiona at Ice Bear Quilts

    Hi Mary,
    Wow, love the corn! It is nearly ready for harvesting here too, so I’ll definitely be giving your recipe a try: it sounds delicious!
    Kind regards Fiona.

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