Fresh Sweet Corn Polenta

With just one ingredient and less than 30 minutes, a luxuriously silky bowl of Fresh Sweet Corn Polenta is deceptively simple! A sweet, creamy ode to the end of summer!

Ohio sweet corn is among the most perfect foods in the world. Bare in mind, this is coming from a corn-fed Midwesterner who has been gnawing on cobs since she was old enough to clutch one. But still. There are few things better than fresh corn.

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We picked up our last batch of corn from the farmer’s market last weekend and I have to say, I was pretty devastated. Not to be melodramatic or anything. But seriously, the end of corn season marks a transition into fall, which always leaves me feeling a little melancholy. Especially since I JUST discovered my favorite way to devour the sweet stuff.

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Polenta. Not something I eat with any sort of regularity. But I’m always down for a bowl of steaming hot porridge. To be completely honest, prior to this recipe, my polenta preparation skills solely consisted of snipping opening a tube and slicing a log of the stuff. We’ve come a long way with this recipe my friends.

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Although, not really! Because this might be even easier than hassling with stubborn plastic and crumbly results. Allow me to elaborate…

  • Shuck corn (ok this part admittedly sucks)
  • Cut corn off cob
  • Simmer corn
  • Blend corn
  • Voila!

I told you it doesn’t get any easier.

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Impress your friends at a dinner party. Treat your sweetie to a fancy four-course meal. Or just eat the damn stuff straight from the fridge for breakfast because it’s THAT good. Not speaking from experience or anything…

Fresh Sweet Corn Polenta

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4-5 servings

With just one ingredient and less than 30 minutes, a luxuriously silky bowl of Fresh Sweet Corn Polenta is deceptively simple! A sweet, creamy ode to the end of summer!

Ingredients

  • 6 ears fresh corn
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbs. vegan butter (optional)
  • Water
  • Cherry tomatoes, roasted, for garnish (optional)
  • Parsley, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the corn by shucking husks and removing all silk. Rinse under cool water.
  2. Using a large serrated knife, cut the corn off the cob. Then run the back of the knife over the cob to “milk” all of the juice and small bits into the bowl.
  3. Add corn to a sauce pan and add salt and just enough water to cover. Bring to a simmer for 8-10 minutes, until corn is plump.
  4. Use a slotted spoon to scoop kernels into a blender or food processor. Begin blending, adding cooking liquid as needed.
  5. Blend until completely smooth (or a little chucky if you like it that way- I do) and return to pan. Add butter and warm until melted. Serve with roasted tomatoes and chopped fresh parsley.
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2 Comments

  1. Erin September 12, 2017

    I’ve never made polenta from fresh corn, I didn’t even know it was possible!

    Reply
  2. Nikki September 15, 2017

    I love sweet corn so much and constantly wish it was a vegetable instead of a carb – even a low-carb (at least when I’m paying attention to all those carbs I’m taking in)!!!

    Reply

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