As fancy, complex and sophisticated as food can get, sometimes simple really is best. Take fresh corn, for example. While succotash or scalloped corn would be delicious, sweet corn, fresh off the cob and fried in a little butter is just about as perfect as food can get.
The natural sugars in the corn help caramelize it slightly while making it just barely crunchy. The result is addictive!
This is another one of those “recipes” that really isn’t a recipe, but more of a general method. Just make sure to use a skillet that is large enough to hold the corn in a single layer.
If you want to add south of the border flavor, add some minced jalapeno with the corn, squeeze a little lime juice over it at the end and sprinkle with some chopped cilantro.
Find fresh corn at Broken Arrow’s farmers’ market and other area markets too.
Easy Fried Corn
- Fresh corn on the cob, shucked and scraped off cob
- Salt and pepper
In a skillet large enough to hold all the corn in a single layer, melt some butter over medium heat until it begins to foam. Add corn; season with salt and pepper. Stir ocasionally until it begins to brown slightly and is heated through. Check for seasoning again, remove from heat and serve immediately.