Thursday, August 7, 2008

Sweet Corn!

Every August, I tell people about this great sweet corn topping I found in the Star-Trib several years ago. Now, I realize that butter, salt, and pepper are hard to beat, but I guarantee you that this topping is unbelievable!

6 TB butter, softened
1 clove garlic, minced or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon chile powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Just stir it all up in a bowl. Let it set for an hour or two, then put on top of fresh cooked sweet corn. Speaking of which, a lot of people do not know how to boil sweet corn. Sweet corn only needs to be put in boiling water for 3-4 minutes. If you place several ears of corn in the pot at the same time, you may have to go 5 minutes. I learned this from "The Joy of Cooking", I do not cook any corn over 4 minutes. The longer it is cooked, the tougher it gets.

Also, I do put some Kosher salt on top of my corn along with the seasoned butter. Because I like salt!


  1. tis the sweet corn season
    My parents are down next week and I'm going to try that topping. Oh hell, I'll probably try it this weekend.

  2. thanks bro! Keep the ideas coming!!