Corn OFF the Cob

Making corn off the cob is so easy, and there’s no dental floss required!!!

Making this corn OFF the cob is so easy, and there's no dental floss required!!!

Ina has gone and done it again. File this in the “why didn’t I think of this” category.

I have three kids, each with some sort of orthodontic apparatus, and my own teeth seem to catch food like it’s a sport. Corn on the cob has become more of a hassle than it’s worth, but we all love fresh corn.

Then someone posted a link on Facebook to this recipe from Ina Garten for fresh sautéed corn. I mean! Of course!!!

You just cut it off the cob when it’s still raw, heat some butter in a shallow sauté pan on the stove, throw in the corn, stir it around for 5-10 minutes or until it’s perfectly crisp-tender, salt and pepper, and serve! Voila!

Making this corn OFF the cob is so easy, and there's no dental floss required!!!

It’s so easy you don’t even need a recipe. But if you’re like me, and you will forget all about this and need to print it out and keep it somewhere, here you go.

Fresh Sautéed Corn
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Recipe type: Veggie
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4-6
 
Making this corn OFF the cob is so easy, and there's no dental floss required!!!
Ingredients
  • corn on the cob (6-8 ears)
  • 3-4 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Husk the corn and cut the kernels off as close to the husk as possible.
  2. Melt the butter in a large saute pan or skillet. Add the corn and saute uncovered on medium-low heat for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until all the starchiness in the corn is gone.
  3. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve!
Notes
Adapted from Ina Garten.