Honey Butter Bath for Corn Recipe Adds a Sweet & Spicy Kick to That Cob by Donna John

Honey Butter Bath for Corn Recipe Adds a Sweet & Spicy Kick to That Cob

Corn on the cob is delicious, but it can get a little boring. This easy spicy honey corn butter bath recipe is a simple step to add just a little kick to that cob.

For this sweet and spicy butter bath for corn you'll need water, butter, milk, honey, crushed red pepper flakes and ground cayenne pepper. The corn on the cob gently cooks in the buttery water and then is left to soak up the flavor. If you don't want any spice in your corn, simply leave out the crushed red pepper flakes and ground cayenne.

This is a delicious side dish for dinner any day of the week. Make the buttery corn on the cob ahead of time then wrap it in foil if you are serving a crowd like on Memorial Day, Labor Day or July 4th. Don't forget the corn on the cob holders!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4


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Recipe Notes

  • You can add whatever seasonings you like into the butter bath.
  • This recipe can do lots of ears of corn, so add as many as can fit in the pot.
  • The corn could also be grilled after its bath on an outdoor grill or in a smoker. 

Here's how to make it: 

1. Put the water, butter, milk, honey, crushed red pepper flakes and cayenne, if using, into a pot.

2. Add the corn. Bring to a simmer and cook about 10 minutes, turning the corn often.

3. Let the corn sit in the liquid while you finish dinner to soak up more of the flavor.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 131

Total Fat: 2.4g

Saturated Fat: 1.2g

Cholesterol: 5mg

Sodium: 20mg

Total Carbohydrate: 28.1g

Dietary Fiber: 2.8g

Total Sugars: 9.3g

Protein: 3.6g

Vitamin D: 1mcg

Calcium: 19mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 262mg

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Donna John
This was a very easy way to change up corn on the cob. Next time I'm going to add a whole sliced fresh pepper, like jalapeno, serrano, cayenne or Thai. I like it hot!
Elisa Schmitz
Wow, Donna John , that looks amazing! What a way to liven up corn. Thanks for the great idea.

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