How to Make Crunchy Buttered Sweet Corn in 12 Minutes

Updated on November 26, 2019
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Buttered Sweet Corn
Buttered Sweet Corn

Sweet corn, also called American corn, is a good source of antioxidants, fiber, and phytochemicals. More importantly, perhaps, sweet corn is a popular vegetable among kids and adults alike. It is crunchy, flavorful, and tasty—and it's a guaranteed hit when you serve it at the table.

Buttered sweet corn can be made in a jiffy. All you need is fresh or frozen corn kernels, butter, pepper powder, lemon juice, and salt.

5 out of 5 stars from 2 ratings of Buttered Sweet Corn

Cook Time

Prep time: 8 min
Cook time: 4 min
Ready in: 12 min
Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sweet corn, kernels separated from the cob
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp or more pepper powder, if you want more spicy, increase the quantity
  • 1/4 tsp salt, to taste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Remove the sweet corn kernels from the cob. If you are using stored kernels, wash them in water.
  2. Heat butter in a deep-bottomed pan. Add corn kernels. Throw in pepper powder and some salt. Stir-cook for 2 minutes over medium-high fire. Add a very small amount of water and lower the fire. Cook, covering the pan for 3 minutes.
  3. By now, the corn should be dry and soft, yet still crunchy. Add lemon juice and remaining salt. Mix well. Turn off the fire.
  4. Buttered sweet corn is ready to eat. Serve and enjoy!

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Sweet corn cobStep One: Keep the ingredients ready.Step two: Heat butter in a deep-bottomed pan.Step three: Add sweet corn kernels, pepper powder, and salt. Mix well.Step four: Increase the fire and stir-cook for 2 minutes. Add a very small amount of water and cover the pan. Cook for 3 minutes over low fire.Step five: By now, sweet corn should be soft and dry, yet still crunchy. Add lemon juice and remaining salt. Mix well.Step six: Buttered sweet corn is ready to serve. Enjoy eating these yummy, flavorful, and buttery sweetcorn!
Sweet corn cob
Sweet corn cob
Step One: Keep the ingredients ready.
Step One: Keep the ingredients ready.
Step two: Heat butter in a deep-bottomed pan.
Step two: Heat butter in a deep-bottomed pan.
Step three: Add sweet corn kernels, pepper powder, and salt. Mix well.
Step three: Add sweet corn kernels, pepper powder, and salt. Mix well.
Step four: Increase the fire and stir-cook for 2 minutes. Add a very small amount of water and cover the pan. Cook for 3 minutes over low fire.
Step four: Increase the fire and stir-cook for 2 minutes. Add a very small amount of water and cover the pan. Cook for 3 minutes over low fire.
Step five: By now, sweet corn should be soft and dry, yet still crunchy. Add lemon juice and remaining salt. Mix well.
Step five: By now, sweet corn should be soft and dry, yet still crunchy. Add lemon juice and remaining salt. Mix well.
Step six: Buttered sweet corn is ready to serve.
Step six: Buttered sweet corn is ready to serve.
Enjoy eating these yummy, flavorful, and buttery sweetcorn!
Enjoy eating these yummy, flavorful, and buttery sweetcorn!

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 182
Calories from Fat108
% Daily Value *
Fat 12 g18%
Saturated fat 7 g35%
Carbohydrates 18 g6%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 10 mg3%
Sodium 75 mg3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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