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Skillet Corn with Bacon

Enjoy fresh summer corn with this delicious skillet corn recipe.

Skillet Corn with Bacon - the perfect summer dish from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

To begin, you’ll need 8 ears of fresh sweet corn. You’ll clean the shucks and silks from the ears to start with.

Skillet Corn with Bacon - the perfect summer dish from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

This is the easiest way to remove your corn from the cob. Leave the stalk piece attached (if it is still there) and stick it in the center of a bundt pan.  You can also just stick the skinny end of the cob in the hole if you don’t have a stalk piece on there.

Skillet Corn with Bacon - the perfect summer dish from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Slice down the sides of the cob with a sharp knife, and the pan catches all of the corn.

Skillet Corn with Bacon - the perfect summer dish from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

After you remove the corn from the cobs, scrape the cob with the back of a butter knife into a separate bowl, to catch all of the “milk” from the corn cob. Do this with all of the corn.

Skillet Corn with Bacon - the perfect summer dish from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Cook your corn in a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat, until it gets some lovely scorched bits. Depending on the heat of your skillet, this will take anywhere from 4-10 minutes.

Skillet Corn with Bacon - the perfect summer dish from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Meanwhile dice 1/2 cup of sweet Vidalia onion and cut 8 slices of bacon into 1/2 inch pieces.

Skillet Corn with Bacon - the perfect summer dish from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

When the corn is cooked with some brown bits, remove it to a bowl. Set that aside for now.

Skillet Corn with Bacon - the perfect summer dish from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

In the same skillet, cook the onion and bacon together with 3 tablespoons of butter.

Skillet Corn with Bacon - the perfect summer dish from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Cook this until the bacon and onion are both slightly browned.

Skillet Corn with Bacon - the perfect summer dish from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Add the corn back into the skillet.

Skillet Corn with Bacon - the perfect summer dish from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Add in the “corn milk.”

Skillet Corn with Bacon - the perfect summer dish from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Add in 2/3 cup heavy cream and a half teaspoon each of freshly ground black pepper and salt. Stir them together and let that cook for 2 minutes.

Skillet Corn with Bacon - the perfect summer dish from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Top with some sliced green onions or some snipped fresh chive. Whichever you have on hand.

Skillet Corn with Bacon - the perfect summer dish from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Enjoy!

Skillet Corn with Bacon - the perfect summer dish from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

 

Yield: 4

Skillet Corn with Bacon

Skillet Corn with Bacon - the perfect summer dish from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Skillet Corn with Bacon - the perfect summer dish.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 ears fresh sweet corn
  • 1/2 c diced Vidalia (or other sweet) onion
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 3 Tb butter (unsalted)
  • 2/3 c heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • snipped fresh chives or sliced green onions

Instructions

  1. To begin, clean the shucks and silks from the ears to start with.
  2. The easiest way to remove your corn from the cob: Leave the stalk piece attached (if it is still there) and stick it in the center of a bundt pan. You can also just stick the skinny end of the cob in the hole if you don't have a stalk piece on there.
  3. Slice down the sides of the cob with a sharp knife, and the pan catches all of the corn.
  4. After you remove the corn from the cobs, scrape the cob with the back of a butter knife into a separate bowl, to catch all of the “milk” from the corn cob. Do this with all of the corn.
  5. Cook your corn in a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat, until it gets some lovely scorched bits. Depending on the heat of your skillet, this will take anywhere from 4-10 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile dice your onion and cut the bacon into 1/2 inch pieces.
  7. When the corn is cooked with some brown bits, remove it to a bowl. Set that aside for now.
  8. In the same skillet, cook the onion and bacon together with the butter. until it is cooked through and lightly browned.
  9. Add the corn back into the skillet.
  10. Add in the “corn milk," cream, pepper and salt.
  11. Stir it all together and let that cook for 2 minutes.
  12. Top with some sliced green onions or some snipped fresh chive. Whichever you have on hand.
  13. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 500Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 761mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 5gSugar: 11gProtein: 15g

This data was estimated and provided by Nutritionix. Accuracy not guaranteed.

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There are so many ways to enjoy fresh summer sweet corn, and this skillet corn with bacon is one of my favorites.

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