Have you been enjoying the summer?
And when I say “enjoying the summer,” what I really mean is, have you been enjoying the foods of summer?
Here in Colorado, the local sweet corn is hitting the farmer’s markets and grocery stores and it’s a race to eat as much of it as we can while it’s at its finest.
This easy recipe is one that I developed for my cookbook 101 Things To Do With Bacon (Gibbs Smith, Publisher), and I think you’ll love the way the sauteed bell pepper and bacon enhance the sweet, tender fresh corn. It’s a great dish to serve at a barbecue or potluck, and it can easily be multiplied for bigger groups.
Southern Fried Sweet Corn with Bacon
6 ears fresh sweet corn, husked and cleaned
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 large red bell pepper, seeded and diced
6 slices bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In a large bowl, slice the corn off of the cob and scrape each cob into the bowl to release the milk.
Melt the butter over medium-high heat in a large frying pan. Add the bell pepper and cook until softened. Add the corn and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in the crumbled bacon, salt, and pepper and cook 1 minute more. Makes 6 servings.
Hugs and enjoy the weekend,