What’s the first thing you do whenever you have a fresh harvest of corn? If your answer isn’t “I set some aside to make corn on the cob immediately,” then we have two very different ways of appreciating our corn. Corn on the cob is the easiest, simplest, and purest way to enjoy corn—but sometimes, it does get a bit messy. If you’re part of the demographic that needs dentures, crowns, jackets, fillings, or just have sensitive teeth, you might also have trouble with all the hard biting it takes to enjoy corn on the cob.
To solve all those problems, please welcome: Fresh Sautéed Corn. It features all the buttery goodness of corn on the cob—without the cob! It also takes barely any time to prepare. All you have to do is melt a generous amount of butter on your favorite skillet, add in the corn, sauté for six to seven minutes, season with some salt and pepper, and it’s ready to eat! The longest part of the entire process is really just shucking the corn and cutting off the kernels beforehand.
Aside from the utter convenience of eating corn with a bowl and a spoon, another thing I love about this Fresh Sautéed Corn is the options you have for dressing it up. Want more flavor? Sprinkle some fresh chopped herbs like chives or parsley over the dish! Are you a cheese lover? Get your grater out and top it off with a generous serving! Searching for a spicy kick? Mix in red pepper and onions with your corn! The possibilities are endless!Print
Fresh Sautéed Corn
If you’re hankering for the flavor of freshly-picked corn without the mess of eating it off the cob, this Fresh Sautéed Corn is for you!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: Serves 6 to 8 1x
- Category: Sides & Sauces
- 8 ears corn on the cob
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Fresh, chopped herbs, such as chives or parsley (optional)
- Shuck the corn, removing husks and silk. Rinse and cut off the kernels from the cob.
- Melt the butter over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add the corn and sauté, stirring frequently for even cooking, about 6 to 7 minutes. Taste for doneness; the corn should be cooked, but not mushy.
- When done, turn off the heat and stir in the salt and pepper. Serve with a sprinkle of fresh herbs.
Corn is an all-American staple! If you want to grow your own corn at home, The Everything Corn Gardening Guide has everything you need to know about growing and enjoying this unique food in your home garden, including advice on planting, raising, harvesting, and preparing dish after delicious dish featuring your home-grown corn.
Have you tried this Fresh Sautéed Corn recipe? It’s always a classic way to prepare corn. Please tell us how it turned out for you in the comment section below.