Corn with Chutter and Chives

Posted by Brette in Sides

We’re hot and heavy into local corn season here in Western NY. I’ll hate to see it end because then it will really be fall. Until then though, I keep coming home with bagfuls of corn and then must think of ways to use them! I love corn on the cob, but sometimes I am so over boiling that big ole pot of water to cook it. Corn cooks beautifully in parchment, so that’s my go-to.

Today’s recipe includes a fun little ingredient I’ve fallen in love with called Chutter. I bought it in the cheese section of my grocery store and it says it is Herkimer Chutter and is a cross between cheese and butter. To me it takes like a smooth, mild cheese spread. I’m putting it on everything, so of course I had to try it on corn. Enjoy!

2 ears of corn on the cob

3.5 ounces Chutter

1/8 cup fresh chives

1/4 teaspoon salt

pepper to taste

1 tablespoon melted butter

10 cherry tomatoes, halved

Place chutter, chives, salt, pepper, and butter in a food processor and pulse until smooth and the chives are chopped. Place corn on parchment and smear with chutter mixture. Drop tomatoes over and around it. Fold parchment (see Technique page) and bake at 400 for 22 minutes, flipping the package over halfway through.

The corn is rich and delicious with this spread on it and the tomatoes not only add some color but are a yummy accompaniment.

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