resurrecting this old thread because I just came across a recipe that I'm sure has some steps missing.
Every month, there is a group of us who get together for an afternoon to try new dishes and exchange the recipes. (And of course we have to sample good wines that go with this great food!) So I'm always searching for new ideas to take to this gathering.
Looking for a chicken-chili recipe, I find one that is "workable" but a bit vague and I think it fits in this topic we've been discussing. And this one wasn't found in an old church cookbook but on a reputable internet site.
"1 onion, chopped" ...... green onion? small onion? big purple onion? sm. white onion? 1/2 cup? 3 cups?
In the list of ingredients there are "2 ears of fresh corn". But nowhere in the steps does it say to pre-cook the corn or not; or whether we cut the corn off of the cob! Now SURELY when their directions say "add corn, chicken and beans....." they don't want me to throw two big 'ole ears of corn in the pot!
As I said .... "workable", but vague. I can ASSUME they want the corn scraped off because i dont' see a big honkin' ear of corn in the bowl of soup in the photo, but never assume. Steps need to be spelled out.
And if someone wanted to substitute canned corn; or frozen corn; or corn they'd grown and put-up themselves ..... how many cups of corn are "2 ears"?
Oh ... something else I found interesting. The recipe calls for canned chicken, canned broth, canned tomatoes, canned chili's, canned beans and dried (not fresh) herbs. But we need 2 EARS of FRESH corn?????
Just an interesting example I thought I'd share ......!