Side Essentials: Smoked Creamed Corn, & Bacon
Andy Anderson !
I came up with this idea while staring at a couple of corn cobs that my friend gave me. She said do something different with these. And, for some reason, smoking them popped into my head...
So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen
2 - 3 slicebacon, chopped
1 Tbspsweet butter, unsalted
1/4 cyellow onion, finely chopped
12 ozsweet corn, more on this later
4 ozcream cheese, room temp
1/2 chalf & half
1 - 2 pinchsweet paprika
1 - 2 pinchcayenne pepper
·salt, kosher variety, to taste
·black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
How to Make Side Essentials: Smoked Creamed Corn, & Bacon
- You have two choices for the corn:
1. Place it in a smoker set at 270f (130c), for about 90 minutes (I used applewood for the smoke).
2. Cook it on your gas, or charcoal grill.
In both cases, the corn kernels were safely wrapped up in their husks. Then allow them to cool and cut the kernels off the cob.
You do not need to do this step, but it really gives the corn a wonderful smoky flavor.