Take your fresh ears of corn, shuck and clean them, then stand them up in a large bowl with another bowl upside down to prop the corn on. using a knife, scrape the kernels off of the cob then go back over cob again to get all the juices out. Place corn in a cast iron skillet with butter or vegan butter such as Earth Balance. Add salt and pepper and fry till heated. For a creamier version add a bit of soymilk thickened with cornstarch.
Spicy Corn Salad:
3 cups fresh corn kernels (can use defrosted)
1/2 green & red bell pepper seeded and julienned
1 jalapeno seeded and minced
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
2T vegetable oil
1/4 cup wine vinegar
1t brown sugar
1/3t fresh oregano or 1/4t dried
1/4t dried thyme
Steam the corn for 2-3 minutes, until just tender. Combine the veggies and mix well. Whisk together the dressing ingredients (oil, vinegar, spices), then toss with the veggies. Chill at least one hour, then serve. Also makes a great topping for tacos.
So, these are my favorite ways to use up fresh corn, whats yours??? Please fee free to share your recipes in the comments!