How to make Southern-style milk and butter boiled corn

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Did you know that boring old boiled corn you're always making can get an instant upgrade? It doesn't even have to cost you a lot in time or effort. As you'll see in the recipe below, all you really have to do is add a little bit of butter and milk to the cooking water, and you'll be pulling out corn that's delicious in a way you never even dreamed it could be.
Although only a small amount of milk is added, you can totally taste the dairy. It's like a deliciously creamed corn with all the fun of eating corn on the cob. A dash of cayenne pepper makes things even more interesting. When you pull the ears of corn out of the pot, swoop them through the pinkish foam on top because that's where all the flavor is.
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Southern-Style Milk and Butter Boiled Corn
6 to 8
5 minutes
15 minutes
20 minutes
8 ears of corn, hulled with silk removed and cut in half
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
Salt, to taste
Place corn in a large pot and fill halfway with water. Add milk, butter, sugar and cayenne pepper.
Put the pot on high heat and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove corn from the pot and season with salt before serving.
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