I love a good ear of sweet corn. I really start craving corn in the spring, and I love that I can enjoy it all year around thanks to modern grocery stores. We usually cook sweet corn the traditional way... boiled. However, I've had corn grilled and roasted on a fire as well! There are a lot of ways to eat sweet corn, so when I was asked to share a recipe with my readers I wanted to try something different.
First I had to go to the store and get the corn...
Then we had to shuck the corn....
Well, then we had to cook the corn. We boiled it for a few minutes to make the corn tender and yummy.
Now comes the interesting part... what did we do with the sweet corn?!
Well, the title of this post may be a clue.... we made sweet corn lollipops!
Here is the recipe:
Corn LollipopsChef Michelle Bernstein, Michy’s, Miami
- 4 ears sweet fresh corn each cut in thirds
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 12 lollypop sticks
With tip of a knife poke a hole in one end of each piece of corn. In boiling salted water, cook corn for 2 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine brown sugar, salt, red pepper, cinnamon and ginger. Pour melted butter into a pie plate. Drain corn well. Roll each piece in butter; insert a stick into one end; sprinkle with brown sugar mixture.
I have to say, I loved how simple this recipe was!
Now, we did change the recipe a little, I only added a dash of the red pepper- I figured the kids would have a problem with the spicy-ness of the pepper- and we added a bit more cinnamon. The "candy corn" as my kids called it wasn't bad! It was definitely a different spin on traditional corn on the cob! I love that corn is a good source of fiber for the whole family and that antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin are found in sweet corn!
Corn is a quick side dish for any meal... I like quick!