Skip to main content
  1. Leisure
  2. Food & Drink
  3. Food & Recipes

Skillet fried corn with bacon recipe

See also

All Georgia gardeners will tell you that white, sweet Silver Queen is the best for corn on the cob as well as for cooking. Pick up some fresh corn from a local farmer's market and make this old-fashioned side dish, made lighter with decreased bacon fat from the original. It will be the star of any summer vegetable plate.

Skillet Fried Corn with Bacon

4 slices bacon

6 ears corn, shucked

½ medium onion, chopped

2 tablespoons flour

Water, about a cup

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1. In a cast iron skillet, fry bacon until crispy. When bacon is crispy, set bacon strips on paper towels to drain and pour bacon grease into metal container.

2. While bacon is cooking, prepare corn. Remove the corn from the cob. Hold cob upright and with a sharp knife held perpendicular to the cutting board, cut the kernels off one “side.” Place cob horizontally with the flat, cut side on the cutting board and slice off kernels, rotating cob. Do not discard cobs - you will use them in a minute.

3. Place skillet over medium heat and add two tablespoons bacon grease to pan. Add onion and saute until softened. Add flour and cook for a couple of minutes. Toss corn kernels in pan and saute. Take each cob and hold upright in the center of skillet. With the back of your knife, scrape the corn “cream” into the pan. Now you can discard the cobs. Stir.

4. Add water slowly to pan while you stir, until you get the desired consistency. I prefer thicker but some may like it thinner, like a chunky gravy.

5. Crumble bacon and stir into pot or top individual servings.

Advertisement

Leisure

  • Cleansing foods
    Healthy cleansing foods that will nourish you inside and out
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Mustang
    Get the scoop: Ford released detailed specs on the 2015 Mustang
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Banyan Tree
    See why The Banyan Tree in Lahaina is a top Maui attraction
    Camera
    10 Photos
  • Parmesan crusted burger
    The burger makes a statement with its overflow of melted swiss cheese over a hot beef patty
    Camera
    6 Photos
  • Oaks Spa
    Just keep moving is theme at Oaks at Ojai, California’s primo budget spa
    Camera
    6 Photos
  • Smoothie
    To cool your summer days off try a plum-cherry-lychee smoothie
    Camera
    20 Photos

Related Videos:

  • Satisfy your sweet tooth or craving for a salty treat on National Junk Food Day
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517863812" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517863812&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Health benefits of ginger and turmeric spices.
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517205107" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517205107&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Tomato assortment
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518291962" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518291962&autoStart=true"></div>