Make Ahead

Buttered Corn And Noodles

July 30, 2011
Author Notes

Summertime comfort food, perfect after a day of digging in the dirt and planting things and swimming ... - aargersi —aargersi

Test Kitchen Notes

All the commenters on this recipe are right—it's wonderful! A perfect summer pasta that is light and easy, but still very satisfying. Be sure to use perfectly ripe corn to get the full effect of sweet corn with smoky bacon and a pop of scallions and lemon. —Stephanie Bourgeois

  • Serves 4
  • 8 ounces egg noodles
  • 4 cobs of corn
  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 4 scallions
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 6 basil leaves
  • a pinch of fresh marjoram
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper
In This Recipe
  1. Cut the corn off of the cob, then milk the cobs as well. Thinly slice the scallions, and chop the herbs. ** to milk the cob - set the cob on end in a bowl and run the back side of your knife down it to get the juices and kernel tidbits out - this adds extra corny goodness to your dish! **
  2. Start a pot of water boiling for the noodles. Cut the bacon into lardons and crisp it in a large skillet. When it is nice and crunchy, remove it to a paper towel and drain all but a thin coating of bacon fat. Put the heat on medium add the butter and the corn to the skillet. Season with a pinch of salt and a couple of grinds of pepper.
  3. Your water should be boiling so put the noodles in, they probably take 6 minutes. Add the corn "milk" and the noodles to the skillet, then toss in the herbs and green onion and the bacon. Zest the lemon into the pan, toss, and serve!!

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