The 10 Fresh Corn Recipes to Master

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Buttered Corn and Noodles
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Serves 4

8 ounces egg noodles
4 cobs of corn
4 strips of bacon
4 scallions, thinly sliced
4 tablespoons ... more 
Photo by: Nicole Franzen
Buttered Corn and Noodles
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Serves 4

8 ounces egg noodles
4 cobs of corn
4 strips of bacon
4 scallions, thinly sliced
4 tablespoons butter
6 basil leaves, chopped
A pinch of fresh marjoram
Zest from 1 lemon

1. Cut the corn off of the cob, then milk the cobs.
2. Bring a big pot of water to a boil. Cut bacon into lardons and cook in a large skillet. When crisp, remove them to a paper towel. Lower heat to medium, add butter and corn to the skillet. Season with a pinch of salt & pepper.
3. Cook the noodles in the boiling water. Add the corn "milk" and cooked noodles to the skillet, then toss in the herbs, green onion and bacon. Add lemon zest and serve. less 
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Thu, Jul 18, 2013 11:28 AM EDT

There's been a realization over the past few years that corn goes into most everything we eat, and not always in the most delicious or glamorous way (we're looking at you, food coloring). But the truth of the matter is that corn is a wonderful ingredient with the ability to shine in countless dishes in countless ways.

From kernels that brighten pasta, to whole cobs charred on the grill, to ground up in sweet and creamy polenta, corn is a summer staple for a reason. Here are 10 recipes that will have you up to your ears in (ears of) corn.