Friday, May 15, 2009

Summer Corn

When I first met my husband, the only "vegetable" he would eat was corn. I didn't have the heart to break it to him that corn is a starch. His vegetable spectrum has widened considerably over the years.


One has to get pretty darn creative around here to get people to eat more than tacos and pizza.

My husband and our youngest homegirl love me forever when I make Summer Corn. Even my oldest homegirl gets a little bit excited when I make this because of how it smells while it's cooking. She doesn't do corn, but I think she may come around pretty soon.


This is so easy to make and gives some zip to a regular ol' can of kernel corn. The best part? It smells like popcorn while it's cooking. People will swarm the kitchen while you're cooking this. Try it and see for yourself!



Open 1 can of kernel corn and drain. Place corn in a sauce pan and add 2 tablespoons of butter. Heat over medium-high heat. Stir corn frequently so it won't burn. You want the corn to "cook".


When the "popcorn" smell is strong, and the corn is sizzling, add 2 tablespoons of heavy cream to the pan. Stir to combine. Lower heat to simmer for at least five minutes and up to about 20 minutes.



Serve and enjoy! This will become a regular side in your weekly rotation!

Have a wonderful weekend!

52 comments:

Ginger said...

Hey Katherine,

Ok I always have a can of corn on hand. Everhbody here would love this recipe. It sounds a lot better than just dumping the can in a bowl and then microwave! Have a great weekend.

Katy said...

You had me at "popcorn." Oh, I know how I'm going to serve my canned corn from now on!! I cannot wait to try this!! FAB!!

Jennifer said...

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Sophie said...

Yum, but I want to wait until fresh corn is in season! Yummie!

Penny said...

Great way to fix canned corn. Thanks Katherine.

Hornsfan said...

Katherine this looks so good - I love corn in any variety but this looks like a great way to deal with the canned variety!

Debbie said...

If ketchup is a vegetable, corn is too!

Cathy said...

I can't stand popcorn (yes I know...I'm odd), but hubby loves it. I think I may try this out on the inlaws this weekend.

girlichef said...

That's it? But it's so simple! I'll definitely try this next time I pull out a can of corn, thanks :)

Mary said...

I love this kind of recipe. This sounds like a crowd pleaser.

doggybloggy said...

this looks like a total 'go to' idea in a pinch...thanks

TavoLini said...

I love corn--can't wait until the sweet corn starts to come in, but I'm getting ahead of myself!

Good recipe, I like the simplicity.

Cairo Typ0 said...

I quite enjoy corn every so often. I'll hve to give this a whirl. :)

5 Star Foodie said...

I'm excited for the corn season to be coming up soon! Yummy!

Marjie said...

I make creamed corn (not from a can) on a regular basis, but I'll bet everyone would like this even better! The verification word is "event"; maybe it's trying to tell me something about this corn?

Kathy said...

Good ol' Southern Side Dish!!! This truly is delicious - everyone must try it!!!

Debbie said...

I know my husband would absolutely love this! Thanks!

Sweta said...

I've never tried corn this way-simple and nice :)

Pearl said...

i bet your husband LOVES this :)

Elra said...

Oh I love corn. Summer corn is the best!

Donna-FFW said...

Yes, this would be a winner in my home, for sure. Thanks Katherine, I will use this!

Jane In The Jungle said...

Oh WOW!! A keeper!!

gigi said...

So easy yet oh so good! I just love this plain and simple tip on how to jazz up a can of corn.
Sunshine and smiles!
Happy weekend!

The Blonde Duck said...

Ben too, despises vegetables unless they come from his dad's restaurant (cooked the offical Southren way with butter and lard and ham hocks and deep fried...) I'm going to have to try this!

buffalodick said...

I like corn. Much like your husband, it was about the only "vegetable" I would eat as a kid...

Reeni♥ said...

Creamy corn, so delicious!!!

Kristen said...

I don't buy canned corn, but I'd like to try this with frozen and see how it turns out :o)

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What an easy recipe Katherine. Thanks. I like how it "popped."
Sam

Chris said...

I swear I can smell popcorn right now....

Juliana said...

I love corn, actually I have some fresh corn in my frigde, will try your recipe...thanks! Nice pictures.

lisaiscooking said...

There's nothing like corn and cream. Corn was my favorite vegetable for many years too.

Calm In The Kitchen said...

I know I say this a lot about your recipes, but I am definitely trying this out! I always have canned corn around and with the farmer's markets around here starting up, I'd love to try this with fresh!

Chef E said...

LOL, so many people say and think that corn is a vegetable! Then I have to let them down :)

I love corn, with lots of butter, but better on the cob...

Claudia said...

This is definitely an improvement over anything I do with corn until August. Great recipe. Only now you have me wishing it was August... I believe my mother called it "wishing your life away."

Bunny said...

Oh I need to try this, we love corn in this family. My hubby likes o put cheese in canned green beans , it really takes it up a notch!

Pam said...

Well, of course it's good. Sweet corn and heavy cream, what's not to love?

Shannon said...

Hmmmm... I'll have to try this! I have trouble getting my brood to expand their veggie repertoire. It feels like all we eat are green beans!

Selba said...

This is so simple and yummy indeed :)

phanitha said...

summer corn looks new and tempting to me...

Marguerite said...

What a creative idea for corn. And I checked out your Lost Cajuns of Tennessee site. Awesome, ya'll!
Have a great weekend!

Netts Nook said...

I am like your husband I think corn was the only veggie I ate for thirty years. Looks great.

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

this makes me laugh. my husband insists corn is a veggie too. he also thinks beans are a veggie. silly boy.

burpandslurp said...

thanks, katherine! I LOVE corn...in any forms! This sounds so amazingly simple and delicious, esp with the "popcorn" aroma? WOW!
and lol about your husband thinking corn is veg! I'm glad he's gotten more veg-smart with you beside him!

the ungourmet said...

I seem to always grab frozen corn when I am shopping. I will have to pick up some canned so I can try this. It sounds really wonderful. I think my kids would really like it too!

Pam said...

Now that's a great corn dish. I am just imagine the smell of it cooking.

Candy Girl said...

Looks delish! One of my favorite things in the world is frozen corn cooked in a butter with nothing but butter, salt, and pepper. I'll have to try adding the cream. Thanks!

justjoycee said...

My husband only likes corn too. This is a must try!

teresa said...

This has my mouth watering! I love the idea of popcorn! I'm going to try this for sure!

Natashya said...

Lovely! I am so looking forward to summer corn.

MaryBeth said...

We love fresh corn too, this recipe sounds fabulous... How is the looking for work going?

tamilyn said...

I'm with your hubs-next to potatoes, corn is my favorite! I know, all starch.

Melissa said...

My friend had me making corn like this some years ago... Steve used to only eat corn too. Ugh. But now he'll eat any vegetable I put in front of him. Thank god!