Pan-Fried Sweet Corn


From fresh yellow corn, or mixed white. This fried dish is very sweet and the only way I like my corn. I like to season with more salt and pepper before serving.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
8 servings


  • ½ cup unsalted sweet cream butter

  • 8 ears fresh corn, husked, or more to taste

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cut kernels off corn cobs into the skillet with a knife. Scrape the cobs with the back of the knife to release corn "milk" and any remaining kernels into the pan. Add salt and pepper to taste. Fry until corn is hot and tender, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can use sweet cream or unsweetened butter.

This will freeze well to use another day. I sometimes cook up a whole bushel of corn and freeze it.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

180 Calories
13g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 180
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 35mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 248mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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