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Should You Be Boiling Your Corn in Butter?

Waste of butter or pure genius?

Corn is perhaps the best summer produce. Sweet, crunchy and versatile, it can be eaten in every meal. Out of all of the ways to cook corn, you may not heard of butter bathing.

It is exactly how it sounds—cooking corn in a bath of melted butter. This recipe by The Kitchn steps it up a notch by adding sweet honey and fiery red pepper flakes to the mix.


4 cups water

1 cup milk

1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter

1/2 cup honey

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon kosher salt

6 ears corn, shucked and halved


1. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add milk, butter, honey, red pepper flakes and salt. Carefully add corn and reduce the heat to medium. Boil the corn for 8 minutes. Use tongs to remove the corn from the butter bath and serve immediately.


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