Bright yellow, sweet, and crispy, corn is a great addition to a range of dishes, from a warm chowder to a fresh salad. Here are our favorite sweet corn recipes.
By Cathryn McCann
Jun 26 2017
With its bright color and sweet flavor, corn is a wonderful addition to many dishes. Since it’s freshest in August, corn is often utilized in summer meals as a barbecue side dish or enjoyed straight off the cob. But corn can play a starring role in anything from a hearty seafood chowder to savory tarts and muffins. Below are some of our favorite sweet corn recipes from the Yankee archives.
This milk-based corn chowder combines the sweet taste of corn with tender, fresh fish for a meal that will warm you up at any time of year.
This corn recipe comes from Verrill Farm in Concord, Massachusetts, where you can buy armfuls of ears almost daily in late summer. This dish not only dazzles the taste buds but looks gorgeous, too.
Traditionally these French cheese puffs are made with Gruyère, but here we use cheddar and add sweet corn and chives. Gougères have an airy, eggy texture similar to that of popovers.
Here, sweet corn plays against salty, smoky bacon; scallions add depth and color; and Parmesan cheese ties it all together. It’s a quick weeknight supper that’s fit for company, too.
Falling somewhere between a light stew and a hearty salad, this dish gets its summery flavor from tomatoes, corn, and fresh herbs.
Lightly sweet with a slight cornmeal crunch, this New England cornbread recipe is a Yankee classic.
Sweet potatoes, a little garlic, and cream turn this chowder into something special.
Who says muffins have to be sweet? Inspired by the savory scones that have become ubiquitous in bakeries and cafés, we created these hearty corn muffins studded with little bits of bacon and green onion. They’re good to serve alone or with eggs, soup, or salad.
Liven up your next barbecue with a batch of grilled corn. This street-food favorite from Mexico really caught our eye and our palate. You can kick up (or turn down) the heat by adjusting the amount of chili you use.
A recipe for a quick and delicious fish dinner: crisp, corn-crusted sole served over an easy corn-scallion sauté.
What are your favorite sweet corn recipes?