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Buttery Skillet Fried Corn
5 from 7 votes

Skillet Fried Corn

Skillet fried corn with easy seasoning, thyme, and oregano.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 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
  • ½ tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, (packed loosely)
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt, (use more or less according to your liking)
  • ¼ 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.
Keyword corn, skillet, buttery, easy recipe, side dish
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