Fried sweet corn. Yes. Let that sink in for a minute. If you are a health nut, maybe trying to lose weight, this recipe is definitely not for you!! But if you want to spice up corn as you know it…..break out the butter, a skillet and let’s get to cookin’. I personally love corn. It’s something that’s pretty easy to love. Cheap, versatile, a frugal guys dream food. Plus, being carb heavy, it’s right up my alley. We’ve made some crockpot corn bread, avocado corn muffins, yea we get creative with corn, but there is something to be said for simple butter, salt, pepper and a little chicken broth. Good ole’ southern goodness. It warms the soul.
We decided instead of grilling corn today, we’d fry it. Now some people may have never heard of fried corn, to them let me say this: TRY IT! If you like corn, you’ll probably love this recipe. It’s simple and really will make this boring culinary accoutrement something to look forward to! We generally eat on the healthier side of things (ironic considering this is a post talking about fried foods!) But once in a blue moon we do something like this. I wish I could have this every day!
Throw on some pepper and a little salt and wow. This recipe reminds of me growing up in Kansas. My mom would always make food like this, because with three other brothers and sisters corn and butter were cheap and go a long way. She would bring us all into Derby, a suburb of Wichita in this old rust bucket of a station wagon and we would go to the commissary on base. She buy 10 or 15 ears of corn at a time, and would put us kids to work taking off the husks right there in the store. The smell of fresh corn…yum. I’ll never forget it. Ever since I was young, I would never eat corn off the cob. I hated (and still do hate) getting the strings stuck in my teeth. My mom would cook up some corn with some butter, trust me this fried sweet corn recipe is like home on a plate. If you want something different and delicious, try is, you’ll thank me later.
- 6-7 ears of corn
- 1 stick of butter
- salt and pepper to taste.
- 1 cup of chicken broth
- 2 tbs of cream (optional)
- Cut all corn off the cob.
- Scrap cob down into the bowl with the corn. By doing this you'll actually get the corn's milk into the bowl.
- Place all of your ingredients into the pan and let it cook at a simmer on medium high until all liquid is absorbed.
- Serve warm!