Flavor Corn on the Cob with Hot Honey

Flavor Corn on the Cob with Hot Honey

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Kelli Foster
Jul 29, 2016
(Image credit: Maria Siriano)

If you're a fan of all things sweet and spicy, hot honey is the condiment that belongs in your pantry. And right now, there's no better way to put it to work than drizzled over an ear of corn.

Why This One Topping Is Enough

Drizzle hot honey over the kernels, but give it a minute or two before digging in so the honey has time to seep down and work its way between the kernels. This one-ingredient upgrade makes for an unforgettable way to enjoy your corn on the cob.

How to Cook Your Corn

Before you can utilize the hot honey, you of course have to have some perfectly cooked corn on hand. Here are three ways to make it happen.

1. Boil it.

The most classic way to cook corn — boil for three to five minutes in a big pot of salted water.

2. Microwave it.

This mostly hands-off method calls for leaving the corn in their husks and microwaving them on high power for four to six minutes.

3. Grill it.

If you already have the grill going, toss your corn cobs on for about 15 minutes, turning frequently for smoky, charred results.

One-Ingredient Upgrades

This series shows you how to use a single store-bought ingredient — one you often wouldn't expect — to liven up your food. To celebrate the sweet summer corn that's taking over the market, we encourage you to go beyond butter and use one of these ingredients to give your corn on the cob a jolt of flavor.

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