This Fried Corn recipe with crumbled bacon is a quick, irresistible side dish that your family will ask for again and again!
Boiled corn on the cob is one of our favorite things about summer. But there are so many other ways to enjoy sweet corn and what could be better than combining corn with bacon?!! This fried corn is cooked in bacon grease and has crispy, crumbled bacon in it.
Start by peeling the corn on the cob and removing the silks.
Rinse the peeled cobs of corn and then cut the corn off of the cob. This can be a little messy and a few kernels are bound to go flying. Here are a few suggestions for cutting the corn off of the cob:
- Bundt Pan: Stand one end of the cob on the center cone of the bundt pan. Cut the corn off of the cob and it should fall into the pan.
- Roasting Pan: Use a roasting pan instead of a bundt pan since it is bigger and may catch more kernels.
- Corn Peeler: Try a corn peeler like I did to cut the corn from the cob.
Melt the bacon grease and butter in a large frying pan. We cooked our bacon in the oven (it’s our FAVORITE way to make bacon) and reserved some of the grease. You can fry the bacon on the stovetop and then discard all but two tablespoons of grease if you prefer.
Add the corn and stir to coat it with the bacon grease and butter.
Can I use frozen corn to make fried corn?
Since fresh corn on the cob isn’t always available, frozen corn or even canned sweet corn can be used instead of corn on the cob to make this fried corn recipe. You’ll need about 3 1/2 cups of corn to replace six ears of sweet corn.
Cook and stir the corn for 4-6 minutes until it is tender.
What else can I add to fried corn?
My family likes their fried corn with just the corn and bacon bits so that is how I shared it in this post. Other popular ingredients to add to fried corn are diced bell peppers, diced onions, minced jalapeños, minced garlic, and chives.
Then add the cooked, crumbled bacon bits and the black pepper.
How can I make creamy fried corn?
To make a creamy version of this fried corn recipe, stir in some heavy cream or half-n-half. You can also stir in a few ounces of softened cream cheese. And for a sweeter version, add a little sugar.
Stir the bacon into the corn until combined and heated through.
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