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Buttery Skillet Fried Corn

Skillet Fried Corn

Skillet fried corn with easy seasoning, thyme, and oregano.
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn, skillet, buttery, easy recipe, side dish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Author: Rika Livingston


  • 6 ears corn (slice the corn kernels from the cob)
  • 1 tablespoon oil (you may skip the oil and use butter instead) - please see the recipe notes below.
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme (packed loosely)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (use more or less according to your liking)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add corn kernels and keep stirring occasionally.
  • Add thyme and oregano, keep stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes
  • Turn the heat to medium-low and add butter, season with salt and pepper keep stirring occasionally until the corn is tender or until all the starchiness in the corn is gone for about 5-7 minutes. Adjust seasoning if needed.
  • Turn off the heat and transfer to a plate.


Skip Oil and Use Butter Only: 
If you want to skip the oil, you may use a total of 2 tablespoons of butter for this recipe. If using butter, you need to lower the heat to medium-low and watch carefully so it doesn't burn.
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