August 29th, 2012

Bacon Fried Corn



Bacon Fried Corn – need we say more??

Yesterday we shared a fun and easy method of shucking corn using your microwave.  Of course you need a good reason to try it out . . . what better inspiration could you have than this Southern favorite?  Fresh sweet corn off the cob fried in a mix of bacon drippings and butter until nicely browned- then topped with crumbled bacon.  Who can resist? 


Bacon Fried Corn


12 ears fresh corn
8 bacon slices
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper


Remove and husks and silks from corn.  {see Easy Method here}  Cut off tips of corn kernels into a large bowl; scrape milk and remaining pulp from cob with a paring knife.


Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove bacon, reserving 3 tablespoons drippings in skillet. 

Cook corn, butter and next 3 ingredients in bacon drippings over medium to medium-high heat 20-25 minutes or until liquid is reduced out and corn is lightly browned, stirring often.  (The corn will begin to brown when the liquid is gone- be patient.)  Spoon corn into serving dish and crumble bacon on top.  You can mix the bacon in, but it stays crispier if you serve it on top.


Recipe adapted from Southern Living Home Cooking Favorites


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4 Responses to “Bacon Fried Corn”

  1. bacon and corn are two of my husband’s favorite foods! He will love this!!

  2. This sounds sinful- but I love it! Thanks

  3. This will be perfect for labor day. Can’t wait to try it.

  4. Sounds unbelievably awesome…I can almost taste it now 🙂


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