We are drowning in corn right now -- but you won't hear us complaining. It's peak season for corn, and we've been eating it every meal we can.
There's nothing better than a fresh ear of corn, grilled or boiled just enough to bring out its sweet flavor, slathered in butter and sprinkled with salt.
But we have found a handful of recipes that show off just how delicious corn can be.
So here are 10 of our favorite things to do with corn!
Compound butters are a great twist on the butter-and-salt routine. Just soften some butter and whip in your favorite herbs, such as mint, basil, thyme or sage. We love this mint-feta butter version.
Go raw: We just wrote about this Raw Corn and Zucchini Salad last week, and we've already made it again since then. Simple, pure, delicious -- and so easy to do.
Corn isn't the main star of this amazing Arugula Salad with Grilled Chicken, Corn, Tomatoes and Blue Cheese, but it's an integral supporting player. What an awesome dish!
Don't forget breakfast! A hot stack of Fresh Corn Pancakes? Yes, please! This is one of our all-time favorite breakfast recipes during the summer.
Make a succotash: We love throwing all our favorite summer vegetables into one happily haphazard dish. Here's a Sweet Corn Succotash we particularly like.
Corn and okra are a classic pair, but they get a terrific update in this Corn, Cranberry Bean and Okra Salad. Seriously, this dish is one sure-fire hit!
Throw a Low-Country Boil. What would a low-country boil be without plump, juicy ears of corn? Nothing, that's what. Here's a grilled low-country boil we really love. The recipe also includes a link to a classic low-country boil.
Lime, chile powder and cojita cheese take corn south of the border in this Mexican Corn Salad, which we served with grilled scallops.
More breakfast! Here's a Corn and Bacon Pie. It's got the words "corn," "bacon" and "pie" in the title -- what else do you need?!
Who says creamed corn pudding has to wait until Thanksgiving to make it on the table? When corn is as fresh and delicious as it is right now, feel free to break the rules.
How are you making the most of sweet summer corn? Share your ideas in the comments!