Fresh Corn With Chives And Flowers In Hot Milk

We grew corn in our backyard garden when I was a kid, and we always served it cut from the cob, in hot milk with butter, salt, and pepper. Same thing with fresh shelled peas. The milk sweetens when it's heated, and is delicious. I added

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Servings: 6

Prep Time: 00:15

Cook Time: 00:30

Main Ingredients

3 ears fresh corn, cut from the cob

1 1/2 tablespoons butter

3 cups whole milk

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon peanut butter (optional ; its' good! )

salt and pepper to taste

2 scallions, sliced

2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped

1 tablespoon fresh fennel, shaved

about a dozen bee balm blossoms or similar intact edible blossom


1Boil the corn in a saucepan of 3 cups water about 12 minutes or until just tender.

2Drain the water off. Add the all the remaining ingredients except scallions and flowers, and heat gently for about 15 minutes, being careful not to scald the milk.

3Serve warm in individual soup bowls with 3 flower blossoms and a sprinkle of scallions floating on top.

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