The most simple corn saute

By meganvt01
June 29, 2011
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Author Notes: Here in Maryland we are getting the very first Eastern Shore silver queen corn. It is unbelievably sweet. My husband and I have a long running argument over which is sweeter: Eastern shore or Long Island sweet corn? Well, since we are in Maryland - Eastern shore corn rules our house. I've tried about every different way to make corn the best: roasting, boiling, grilling, raw, etc.

To me - a simple saute of the freshest kernels is the most sweet, simple, beautiful side you can have in the summer. Melt some good salted butter, saute just to heat the corn through - top with basil. Summer in on a plate.

Serves: 4

  • 4 cobs of Eastern Shore silver queen corn (or your freshest local variety - in season)
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 4 big basil leaves, chiffonade
  • salt and pepper
  1. Cut the corn off the cob.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the corn and saute just until heated through - but not cooked - about 4 - 6 minutes.
  3. Off the heat add the basil and season with salt and pepper.

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