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Cajun Buttered Corn Recipe

Cajun Buttered Corn Recipe

In Duluth, Georgia, Anne-Lise Botting whips up a seasoned butter to spice up corn-on-the-cob. "Flavored with garlic and chili powders, the butter is the perfect complement to fresh corn," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 8 medium ears sweet corn
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth


  • 1. In a large kettle, bring 3 qts. of water to a boil; add corn. Return to a boil; cook for 3-5 minutes or until tender.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the chili powder, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne; cook and stir for 1 minute. Combine cornstarch and broth until smooth; gradually whisk into butter mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Drain corn; serve with seasoned butter. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 105 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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rllewis7 User ID: 7124309 122223
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2014

"I also used steamed fresh corn. The spices provide the perfect subtle heat that pairs well with the creaminess of the butter, chicken broth, and cornstarch."

kcar8498 User ID: 5191730 75335
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2013

"Love this recipe, but instead of using ears of corn, I use 2 cans of steamed fresh corn and it is perfect!"

alioop3946 User ID: 5422767 142516
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2012

"It paired beautifully with a sweet BBQ chicken recipe I made, just enough heat at the back of your throat to balance the meal. But definitely mild enough that my 5 year old loved it."

sttaylor1979 User ID: 4804385 128182
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2010

"delicious and easy to make!"

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