Hot Honey Butter Bath Corn

Fresh corn is just fabulous this year, so we’ve been on a streak with trying new recipes since early July. Recently we found this interesting Hot Honey Butter Bath Corn from—with flavoring added right in with the water. It was an instant hit with dinner guests and paired perfectly with our BBQ of Carolina-Style Grilled Baby Back Ribs.

You might be appalled at using an entire stick of butter, but most of it gets left behind in the pot; plus it’s not necessary to put any more on the table for dredging purposes. I was somewhat dubious about the small amount of liquid used, it didn’t even cover all of the corn. To ensure every cob got bathed in all of the goodness, I moved them around every so often. In the end, they were perfect!

And since this was a laid-back affair, we simply put the entire pot right on the table with a set of tongs for guests to retrieve a cob or two as they pleased. No reason to stand on ceremony with this approach. Simple is, as simple gets.

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Hot Honey Butter Bath Corn

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: super easy
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  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 ears corn, shucked and halved


  1. Add the water to a large pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add milk, butter, honey, red pepper flakes and salt.
  3. Carefully add corn and reduce the heat to medium. Boil the corn for 8 minutes.
  4. Use tongs to remove the corn from the butter bath and serve immediately.

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