Sauteed Corn with Fresh Thyme

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When I started this produce box gig, I quickly realized that Wednesday (delivery day) is the day that I have to process everything. Whatever can be frozen gets cooked and/or packaged for freezing that day. We don’t want no blackened basil around here.

I also realized what my grandmothers before me had realized: stockpiling nature’s bounty in the freezer will pay off big dividends later.

Sure, we could all the corn in one week — until it started coming out our ears. Or I could blanch the ears, cut the kernels off the cob, and serve the corn later when corn wasn’t in season.

It’s the same thing I do when I stockpile canned and dry goods that go on sale.

So, we’ve got this stash of corn in the freezer and along comes a bundle of fresh thyme. I’ve been waiting for this moment. Thyme is one of my go-to herbs in the spice cupboard. I go through bottles of it every year. And here it is, fresh!

Time to bust out some corn from my frozen treasure trove.

This is a perfect side dish for upcoming holiday meals. Not only does it use frozen corn, easily available and usually quite sweet, but it also comes together in a flash. You con’t have to have fresh thyme, but I think it makes a great asset to the dish.

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Sauteed Corn with Fresh Thyme
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sauteed corn, sweet corn
Servings: 6
Calories: 99 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
  • 3 cups corn kernels fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large skillet with a lid, combine the corn and a small amount of water. Cook on medium heat, covered, until the corn is hot.
  2. Drain off the liquid and add the butter, thyme, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring until the butter has melted and the seasonings are blended.
  3. Serve hot.
Recipe Notes

Promptly store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator, for up to 4 days.
Nutritional values are approximate and based on 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts
Sauteed Corn with Fresh Thyme
Amount Per Serving
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 186mg8%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 181IU4%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

About Jessica Fisher

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