Fried Sweet Corn with Basil Butter


As silly as it sounds, I would have never thought to fry corn. Since steamed, boiled, and grilled are the more common preparations, I tend to gravitate toward those. But when I saw this recipe as part of the July Improv Challenge, I knew I needed to try out frying up some corn.

This recipe was so incredible I don't even want to waste any more of your time with random words. Lets just get right to the super short and sweet recipe!

Fried Sweet Corn with Basil Butter
Source: This Chick Cooks
Servings: 4
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3 cups corn kernels (about 4 ears)
4 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnishing
salt and pepper
fresh chives, for garnish

1. In a large skillet melt the butter over medium heat. Add the corn, garlic and basil leaves and cook, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes or until the corn is lightly browned and making popping noises.
2. Transfer to a dish, season with salt and pepper to taste and garnish with fresh chopped basil and chives.

If you are making this recipe for a crowd, don't hesitate to double, triple or even quadruple it. The corn was so sweet in this recipe it was like candy to me and I could have easily kept the entire 4 person servings to myself.


  1. Oh my gosh, this sounds amazing! I love corn and basil together. It never really occurred to me to try frying corn either. I'll definitely be giving it a try now. :)

  2. Yum! Basil and corn seems like a fantastic combination!


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