Fried Corn with Bacon is one of our favorite side dishes to enjoy, especially when fresh corn is readily available.
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. (We also love it in our Old Fashioned Corn Chowder with Bacon.)
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 sautéed 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.
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