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Just when you thought a summertime staple couldn’t get any better! Well, it can! This recipe for Spicy Creamed Corn on the Cob literally came to me as I was lying in bed thinking about a trip I was making to a local farmer’s market the next day. Sweet summer corn is bathed in a spicy creamy, buttery sauce until the corn reaches the desired tenderness.

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a green bowl filled with spicy creamed corn on the cob pieces

HOW TO PICK THE FRESHEST CORN ON THE COB

So, in order to perfect this Spicy Creamed Corn recipe, you should know a few things about how to spot the freshest corn at your local farmers’ market, or grocery store.

Here are a few tips:

  • The husk should be bright green in color and wrapped tightly around the cob
  • If the husk feels dry, it’s not a good choice
  • Check for holes (this could indicate insects inside the corn)
  • The corn silk should be light brown or gold, in color
  • Squeeze for firmness (up and down the entire cob)
  • Keep at room temperature if using the same day
  • Place in fridge (with husks in tact and wrapped tightly) if not using immediately

WHAT IS CREAMED CORN?

Traditional creamed corn, also known as cream style sweet corn is made by puréeing a portion of the sweet corn kernels. This releases starchy liquid into the corn mixture creating a creamy corn dish.

My recipe for Spicy Creamed Corn on the Cob keeps the corn intact, so the addition of heavy cream helps to provide for the creaminess of this summertime side dish.

Alternatively, you can cut the corn from the cob, prior to making this recipe. In doing so, I suggest using only one stick of butter and cutting the cream by half.

TIPS ON MAKING THE BEST SPICY CREAMED CORN ON THE COB

Honestly, this corn on the cob recipe could not be easier. Follow these simple tips and I can assure you, you will be preparing this fabulous summer side dish, all year long:

  • one ear sliced into three pieces is an adequate serving
  • remove all of the silk from the corn
  • use salted butter
  • do NOT leave out the spice (fresh jalapeños can be replaced with cayenne pepper)
  • cut the corn into equal pieces (this will help the corn to cook more uniformly)
  • use a slow simmer
  • taste for salt
  • serve immediately covered with the spicy creamed mixture
cut pieces of corn on the cob simmering in a butter and heavy whipping cream mixture

HOW TO SERVE SPICY CREAMED CORN ON THE COB

Are you an “eat off the cob” or “cut from the cob” kind of person? Regardless, this Spicy Creamed Corn on the Cob can be served, either way! This creamy corn recipe pairs perfectly with your favorite barbecued meats and is the perfect compliment to ribs, chicken, pork, steak, or even scallops.

How to store creamed corn on the cob

Cut the corn from the cob. Store in an airtight container with the remaining sauce in the fridge. This Spicy Corn recipe will last in the fridge for two to three days. Freezing is not recommended.

To reheat creamed corn, place in the microwave or saucepan.

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a green bowl filled with spicy creamed corn on the cob pieces

Spicy Creamed Corn on the Cob


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Just when you thought a summertime staple couldn’t get any better! Well, it can! This recipe for Spicy Creamed Corn on the Cob literally came to me as I was lying in bed thinking about a trip I was making to a local farmer’s market the next day. Sweet summer corn is bathed in a spicy creamy, buttery sauce until it reaches the perfect tenderness.


Ingredients

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  • 3 to 4 ears sweet corn, shucked
  • 2 sticks salted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

  1. Remove corn from husks. Clean off any remaining silk and cut each ear into three pieces.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat.
  3. Add in the remaining ingredients. Whisk to combine.
  4. Add in the corn. 
  5. Cover and simmer on medium-low heat until desired tenderness (15 to 20 minutes).
  6. Turn corn, at least once, about halfway through.
  7. Sauce will start to thicken as it cooks.
  8. Using tongs, place corn in a bowl and spoon on the creamy sauce.
  9. Serve immediately and ENJOY!

Notes

SEE POST FOR TIPS AND NOTES!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3 pieces

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