You are going to love this easy corn recipe! Corn on the cob is boiled or grilled (whichever you prefer), then slathered with an easy fresh mint and feta cheese butter.
When it comes to corn, I am a purist. Butter, salt, eat. That's my modus operandi. However, purists are meant to be corrupted. When I spotted this recipe in Gourmet Magazine, I opened my arms to the heavens (That's where the food gods live, don't you know? Have you not seen the trailers for the movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs?) and screamed, "Corrupt me now!" I'm pretty sure the neighbors won't be speaking to me for awhile.
The butter and feta become a creamy, slightly tangy sauce, while the mint nestles between the sweet corn kernels and adds an inebriating herbal flavor. Oh yes, corruption is good.
Shuck 4 ears of corn and cut each ear in half.
In a large bowl, combine 2 tablespoons softened butter, ⅔ cup feta cheese (I had a lovely sheep's milk feta on hand)...
3 tablespoons minced fresh mint (say that 5 times fast)...
...and a heaping ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the corn pieces.
Boil gently for about 3 minutes, or until the corn kernels are just tender.
Using tongs, remove the corn from the water and place it into the bowl with the feta-butter mixture. It's okay if there's some excess water on the corn. That will loosen up the feta butter just enough to coat the corn.
Toss the corn in the butter mixture until all of the pieces are well-coated.
Serve it up!
Corn on the Cob with Mint-Feta Butter
Adapted from Gourmet Magazine
4 ears of corn, shucked and cut in half
2 tablespoon butter, softened
⅔ cup feta cheese
3 tablespoon minced fresh mint
¼ teaspoon (generous) kosher salt
In a large bowl, combine the butter, feta, minced fresh mint, and salt. Mix well.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the corn pieces. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until the corn kernels are just tender. Using tongs, remove the corn from the water and place it into the bowl with the feta-butter mixture. Toss the corn in the butter mixture until all of the pieces are well-coated. Serve immediately.
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