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Sauteed Fresh Corn - A Family Feast

Sautéed Fresh Corn

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings


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.


  • 8 ears of corn on the cob
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon superfine 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.