Last week the temperatures here were in the 60s. This week we are hot and humid in the 90s. Just like Chicago wants to keep holding on to the end of summer, so do I! That’s why this week I picked up some corn on the cob before it’s out of season and the prices rise.
- Corn is actually a grain, not a vegetable.
- Corn is naturally gluten-free.
- Corn is called maize almost everywhere outside of North America.
- Corn is grown on every continent except Antarctica.
- Every cob of corn has an even number of rows.
- There are usually about 800 kernels on each cob.
Not only is corn tasty, it’s also super easy to make! When trying to decide how to make these ears a little fancier, I looked at my window herb garden and immediately thought basil would complement them well. By adding fresh herbs to your butter, you’ve instantly made a hit with this Sweet Basil Corn on the Cob without having to slave away for hours in the kitchen!
- 2 ears of corn, unshucked (300 g): $.50
- 1 tbsp butter (14g): $.19
- 1/8 tsp honey (1 g): $.01
- 10 fresh basil leaves (5 g) $.01
- Dash of sea salt
- Microwave unshucked ears of corn on high for 4 minutes.
- While corn is cooking, chiffonade the basil leaves by stacking, rolling, and slicing them.
- Add chopped basil and honey to butter and mix.
- When corn is finished, cut off the "handle end" of the cob.
- Pull off corn leaves and any stubborn silk hairs.
- Slather on your sweet basil butter.
- Sprinkle with sea salt.
- Dig in!
- Microwaving unshucked corn is the easiest thing ever. I promise once cooked, the leaves and silk hairs will come right off!
- Total Servings: 2 | Total Cost: $.71 | Cost per Serving: $.36
Curious where I get my prices from? Even though I may have found an ingredient cheaper, to keep things simple, I’ve calculated all costs based on my Budget Grocery Price List, my list of maximum prices I’ll pay for any groceries.
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