Southern Fried Corn Recipe

Southern Fried Corn RecipePhoto copyright © Michael Jensen, From Like Grandma Used to Make

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  • prep 15 min    cook 18 min
  • serves 4


  • 6 medium-size fresh ears of corn or 3 cups frozen whole kernel corn
  • 2 strips lean bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium-size yellow onion, chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped sweet red or green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1⁄2 cup evaporated skimmed milk or low-fat (1% milkfat) milk

    How to make it  23 minutes

  • 1

    Cut kernels off fresh corn (tip, opposite). Measure 3 cups corn.

  • 2

    In a 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over moderate heat until crisp. Remove bacon, reserving drippings. Drain the bacon on paper towels; set aside.

  • 3

    Add the corn, onion, and red pepper to reserved drippings. Cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly, for 8 minutes or until the corn is tender and lightly browned.

  • 4

    Stir in the flour, salt, and black pepper. Add the milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture starts to thicken. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more or until thickened. Sprinkle with the bacon pieces. Serve with broiled chicken.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 211
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 7mg
  • Sodium: 260mg
  • Carbs: 35g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Fiber: 4g

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