Grilled Corn with Spicy Korean Miso Sauce
We tweaked the ingredients of a Korean fried chicken-inspired sauce to better offset the natural sweetness of grilled corn; the result is slightly sweet, slightly spicy, and wholly delicious.
The Best Basic Grilled Corn
Sometimes simple is best: if your corn is fresh-picked, butter and salt alone are enough make it shine.
Buffalo Grilled Corn
Buffalo wings for the vegetarian set (or the want-to-eat-delicious-food set). Don’t leave your napkins at home—corn slathered in hot sauce, mayo, and blue cheese is still wings-level messy.
Grilled Corn with Garlic and Ginger Soy-Butter
At Japanese street festivals, grilled corn takes a dip in a vat of soy sauce and melted butter; we improved upon a good thing by adding garlic, ginger, and lemon juice.
Mexican Street Corn (Elotes)
Save yourself the plane fare: a mental trip to Mexico is as close as a salty-sweet ear of Mexican street-style corn and a cold Jarritos.
Grilled Corn with Harissa and Mint
Sweet corn, smoky cumin, slow-burning harissa, and a refreshing hit of mint to balance everything out—what could be better?
Grilled Corn with Spicy Chili Mayo, Coconut, and Fish Sauce
One of the most out-there ears on our list was inspired by a dish at one of our favorite sandwich shops in New York City. Our version is a little spicier.
Guacamole with Charred Corn, Black Beans, and Scallions
Here at Serious Eats we like our corn in our chips and our guac.
Thai Corn Fritters (Tod Man Khao Pod)
Juicy whole corn kernels provide a beautiful textural contrast to these fritters’ crispy exteriors. Bonus: they’re gluten-free!
Cheesy Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
Minimal prep work and a tangy, slightly lighter sauce that uses cream cheese and crème fraîche instead of heavy cream elevates this creamed corn recipe above the rest.
The Best Corn Chowder
The magic of this humble chowder is in its simplicity: the corn doesn’t hide behind other ingredients, so use the best you can find.
Creamy Corn Chowder With Pancetta and Chives
If you want to gussy up our basic corn chowder a bit, this version with pancetta and chives should do the trick.
Charred Corn, Radish, Jicama, and Green Bean Salad with Lime Dressing
If summer were a salad, this would be it: a pile of fresh vegetables, some raw, some barely cooked, with pops of smoky charred corn throughout, all brightened up with a simple lime dressing.
Esquites (Mexican Street Corn Salad)
Corn, Avocado, and Radish Tartine
All it takes is a fresh loaf of hearty bread and some perfectly ripe, high-quality produce, and you’ll never feel the need to order overpriced avocado toast at brunch again.
Potato and Corn Empanadas with Aji
Carb heaven is flaky pastry wrapped around soft-simmered potatoes and whole corn kernels.
Poached Eggs With Corn, Chorizo, Basil, and Brioche Croutons
When in doubt, add an egg. Not that there’s any doubt about charred fresh corn, brioche croutons crisped in chorizo oil, and rendered chorizo bits scattered over said egg.
Parisian Gnocchi With Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, and Zucchini
Gently simmered then pan-fried, tender pillows of potato-less Parisian gnocchi pair beautifully with roasted tomatoes, zucchini, and corn.