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bacon fried corn

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Jenny Powers
Abingdon, VA

As a child, I would go to my grandmothers garden and pick fresh corn for dinner. She would cut it off the cob and fry it. It was so delicious and the natural sweetness from the corn would come out from the heat. I have added a twist to her old recipe and it is delicious. I hope you enjoy it.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Oh my goodness, this fried corn recipe is so good! Fresh sweet corn is amazing and frying the kernels in reserved bacon drippings is a game-changer. The Creole seasoning is optional, but we loved the little kick of heat it adds to the corn. Bacon on top is the perfect touch. Simple ingredients create an extraordinarily delicious side dish.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 4 to 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For bacon fried corn

  • 6
    ears of fresh corn
  • 3
    slices of bacon
  • water or milk, as needed
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp
    Zatarain's Creole seasoning, to taste (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp

How To Make bacon fried corn

Test Kitchen Tips
We added a little bit of milk to the pan when it would get dry.
  • Frying bacon in a cast iron skillet.
    In an iron skillet, fry the bacon until crisp being careful not to burn. Remove the bacon and drain on a paper towel when done. Reserve the bacon drippings in the skillet.
  • Cutting kernels off the cob of corn.
    Cut the corn off of the cob.
  • Scraping the juices from the cob.
    Next, scrape the cob to remove the juice from the cob.
  • Corn kernels and juice added to the cast iron skillet.
    While the skillet is still hot add the corn to the skillet. Keep the skillet at a medium temperature and cook the corn stirring frequently.
  • Creole seasoning sprinkled onto corn.
    If you use Zatarain's Creole seasoning, do not add salt. I used Zatarains this time and it was delicious. In about 15 minutes, the corn should be tender.
  • Adding a bit of milk to the corn.
    Add water or milk when needed. Salt and pepper to your taste.
  • Stirring in the butter.
    Stir in the butter until melted.
  • Chopped bacon sprinkled on top of the corn.
    Put the cooked corn in a serving dish and crumble the cooked bacon over the dish. You will not have a kernel left!!