Corn Vinegar


4 cups distilled water
2 cups brown sugar or molasses
2 cups sweet corn kernels


  • Mix water with brown sugar or molasses, add corn kernels and put into a sterilized jar.
  • Cover jar with a cloth, set in the sun, and in three weeks you will have good vinegar.
  • Drain through a sieve and put in sterilized bottles.
  • Store corn vinegar in cool place.

Most people prefer corn vinegar to cider vinegar.

Real Cooking

Did You Know?
Sweet corn (green corn, indian corn, sweetcorn, sugar corn, pole corn, corn) is a variety of maize with a high sugar content and usually prepared as a vegetable. Sweet corn is the result of a naturally-occurring recessive mutation in the genes which control conversion of sugar to starch inside the endosperm of the corn kernel. Unlike field corn varieties, which are harvested when the kernels are dry and mature (dent stage), sweet corn is picked when immature (milk stage) and eaten as a vegetable, rather than a grain. Since the process of maturation involves converting sugar into starch, sweet corn stores poorly and must be eaten fresh, canned, or frozen before the kernels become tough and starchy.