Fried Sweet Corn with Bacon

Fried Corn with Bacon | Happy Simple Living blog

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

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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,

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

3 thoughts on “Fried Sweet Corn with Bacon”

  1. Sounds yummy! My Mom used to scramble eggs with corn, and I sometimes do that with sauteed bell pepper and onions added – but, of course, everything’s better with bacon!

  2. Corn with bacon?!? Oh dear heavens why have I never thought of this?? This recipe looks positively delicious and I think even the kids will eat it. Perfect summer food. Yum!


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