One of the best things about summer is corn on the cobb, I was so excited when it started showing up in the stores and I grabbed 2 ears and was planning on just boiling them and eating in the traditional fashion. Then I was watching food network and Ina Garten was making a sauteed corn dish using fresh corn on the cobb and I thought “how great, the taste of fresh corn without all the mess”. I made this tonight and it was very delicious, the corn takes on a wonderful grilled flavor and the onions completely caramelize adding to the sweet qualities of the corn. I’m already thinking how great this will be in corn pancakes!
Sauteed Summer Corn: Serves 4
2 Corn Cobbs (approx 2C cut off the cobb)
1/2C Red Onions – Diced
Salt & Pepper
Carefully cut the corn off of the cobb (I found this worked best by placing a dish towel over my cutting board which stopped the kernels from bouncing off my board!). Dice the onion and mix with the corn kernels. Place a large saute pan over medium heat and add the butter to the pan and let it melt. Add the corn and onions to the pan with a healthy pinch of salt and pepper and give it a toss. Let it sit for a few minutes and stir and keep repeating this process for approximately 12-15 minutes. The onions will slowly caramelize and the corn will lightly toast and soften. Remove from the heat, serve and enjoy!
WW: 3 Points Plus / serving @ 4 servings