A summer of corn – 14 different ways to enjoy it!

Simply grilled plain or with a little salt and butter, fresh summer corn is one of our favorite seasonal treats. Off the cob, corn’s earthy sweetness enhances a diverse range of dishes, from chowder to pancakes, soufflés to succotash, and more.

Cheesy Corn Casserole

This baked corn casserole is a popular side dish at Smokestack restaurant in Kansas City. Click here for the recipe.

Sweet Miso Corn Cakes with Basil Parsley Pesto

The addition of sweet white miso updates a traditional corn cake recipe. Click here for the recipe.

Mexican-Style Roasted Corn

The key to making this Mexican street-food and market-vendor snack is to char the corn on the grill and then brush it with mayonnaise so that the cheese, cilantro, and chile powder adhere to the kernels. Click here for the recipe.Mexican-Style Roasted Corn

Jalapeño Corn Bread

Skillet-cooked corn bread is a popular vaquero (Mexican cowboy) side dish. Click here for the recipe.

Corn Relish

This cool and crunchy summer condiment is a great way to use corn at its peak. Click here for the recipe. 

Green-Pepper Butter

This butter is great over steamed vegetables, or slathered over corn on the cob. Click here for the recipe. Green-Pepper Butter

Big Jim Chiles Stuffed with Corn and Jack Cheese

This Colorado twist on a Mexican favorite uses surprisingly mild big jim chiles to delicious effect. Click here for the recipe. 

Sweet Corn and Milk Drink

A sweet and silky-smooth sip of Central America. Click here for the recipe. Sweet Corn and Milk Drink

Sweet Miso Corn Cakes with Basil Parsley Pesto

This adaptation from Betty Fussell’s Crazy for Corn lends an Italian twist to a quintessentially American food. Click here for the recipe.

Roasted Corn Custard

Grilling corn takes a little extra effort, but it creates a beautifully complex flavor. Click here for the recipe.

Lobster and Corn Chowder

This scrumptious chowder combines two popular ingredients of summer — fresh lobster and corn. Click here for the recipe. 

Corn Soufflé

Take advantage of fresh summer corn — white corn, if available — for this soufflé from Café Jacqueline in San Francisco. Click here for the recipe. 

East Hampton Corn Pudding

This pudding is a delicious way to showcase East Hampton’s fabled sweet corn. Click here for the recipe. 

Charcoal-Grilled Corn on the Cob with Mayonnaise, Cheese and Chile

This smoky, chewy corn can also be slathered with sour cream thinned with a little bit of cream instead of mayonnaise. Click here for the recipe. 

 

Credit: Saveur.com

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2 thoughts on “A summer of corn – 14 different ways to enjoy it!

  1. I love this. How come no one has commented yet? I’m training to be a chef so I love everything food. Thanks for this. I’ll share on Facebook.

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