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What’s Better Than Sweet Corn?

Sweet corn with lardo at Má Pêche.

Is anything better than sweet corn in August? Well, not much. It’s hard to beat its sugary flavor, creamy texture and perfect harmony with butter. But at Má Pêche they have tried to improve on the magnificent by serving their sweet corn side dish with slivers of lardo, cured pork fat. So I guess the answer to the question is: sweet corn with melted pig fat. What’s your favorite way to prepare corn in August?

2016-01-07T03:38:13+00:00 August 16th, 2010|Categories: America, Culture, Food & Wine, New York City, Pork|9 Comments


  1. Mamma Parla August 16, 2010 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Best when cooked in the husk on the grill!

  2. Coffee and a Book Chick August 17, 2010 at 1:11 am - Reply

    I am a vegetarian, so I don’t think I’d try the one served with pork fat…but I love sweet corn! And I agree with Mama Parla — cooked in the husk on the grill, YUM!

  3. Tom August 17, 2010 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    I used to think cooking in the husk was the best way and then I realized the corn was just getting steamed. Now I husk away and put my corn the grill “naked.” A couple of minutes on each “side” and within 8 minutes or so you have nicely charred corn with a taste that can’t be beat. The charring brings out the sugar and boy is it sweet. Slather on some mayo, sprinkle with chili powder and drizzle with a squirt of lime…Mexican street corn!

  4. Katie August 17, 2010 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    @Mamma Parla sounds good. how bout for dinner tomorrow?

    @Coffee and a Book Chick hmmm…i guess the melted pork fat is out. how bout more butter in its place? 🙂

    @Tom ive never tried mayo on corn! maybe mamma p and i can experiment

  5. papa parla August 18, 2010 at 6:48 am - Reply

    steamed with butter and salt. that’s it. did i mention butter?

  6. papa parla August 18, 2010 at 6:49 am - Reply

    steamed with butter and salt. that’s it.

  7. papa parla August 18, 2010 at 6:49 am - Reply

    did i mention butter?

  8. jim August 19, 2010 at 4:00 am - Reply

    My kids love the corn boats, pooled in butter!

  9. Katie August 20, 2010 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    @papa parla yes you may have.

    @jim mmm…butter pools

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