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Sauteed Fresh Corn - A Family Feast

Sautéed Fresh Corn

Our Sautéed Fresh Corn recipe is the easiest AND most delicious way to prepare fresh corn!

Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
Prep: 15 minsCook: 10 minsTotal: 25 minutes


  • 8 ears of corn on the cob
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon superfine sugar* or caster sugar (optional)


  1. Husk the ears of corn, removing the husks and silk. Cut the kernels off each ear – see our How-To page here for some tips to make this easy to do.
  2. In a large sauté pan, over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the corn and sauté – stirring frequently so that the corn cooks evenly in the pan. After about 6-7 minutes, start testing for doneness – you want the corn to be cooked but still crisp, not mushy.
  3. When cooked, turn off the heat and sprinkle with salt, pepper and sugar.

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Adapted from Barefoot Contessa Parties! cookbook

*You can buy superfine sugar at most supermarkets. Or – in a clean, electric coffee grinder, place several tablespoons of regular white granulated sugar and pulse in the grinder until the sugar is a superfine consistency.

© Author: A Family Feast
Cuisine: American Method: saute