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Bowl with corn and bacon.
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Southern fried corn

A delicious side dish made with corn and bacon. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: side dish, corn,
Servings: 2
Calories: 624kcal
Author: Heather


  • 3 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced sweet onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • bacon grease
  • 3 strips bacon
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup cream or half and half (optional)


  • Cook the bacon in a skillet until it gets crispy. 
  • Place the bacon strips on a paper towel lined plate and reserve the bacon grease in the pan. 
  • Remove the corn kernels off the cob. 
  • Add the peppers and onions in with the grease and cook for one minute on medium heat. 
  • Add the corn to a hot skillet and stir. 
  • Sprinkle in favorite Cajun seasoning. 
  • Stir in butter, salt and pepper. Add a splash of cream if too dry. 
  • Chop cooked bacon and top corn. 


If using frozen corn, thaw before cooking. 
How to remove corn kernels from the cob
  • Start by remove the husk and cleaning off all of the corn silks. 
  • Cut of the end of one side of the corn, stand it up and with a sharp knife, cut close to the cob removing the kernels. 


Calories: 624kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 622mg | Potassium: 646mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1661IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg