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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.

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

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

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.

Note: Use turkey or beef bacon to make this biblically clean. These non-pork bacon versions do tend to be very lean though, so you may need to add a little extra oil (Butter, ghee, duck fat, etc.)

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

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

Skillet Corn with Bacon

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Skillet Corn with Bacon – the perfect summer dish.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish, Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 500 kcal

Ingredients
  

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

Instructions
 

  • To begin, clean the shucks and silks from the ears.
  • 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.
  • Slice down the sides of the cob with a sharp knife and the pan catches all of the corn.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Meanwhile dice your onion and cut the bacon into 1/2 inch pieces.
  • When the corn is cooked with some brown bits, remove it to a bowl. Set that aside for now.
  • In the same skillet, cook the onion and bacon together with the butter until it is cooked through and lightly browned.
  • Add the corn back into the skillet.
  • Add in the “corn milk," cream, pepper, and salt.
  • Stir it all together and let that cook for 2 minutes.
  • Top with some sliced green onions or some snipped fresh chive. Whichever you have on hand.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Use turkey or beef bacon to make this biblically clean. These non-pork bacon versions do tend to be very lean though, so you may need to add a little extra oil (Butter, ghee, duck fat, etc.)

Nutrition

Serving: 1cCalories: 500kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 15gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 761mgFiber: 5gSugar: 11g

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Note: I no longer eat pork, however I am leaving recipes like this one up for those who enjoy it. Many pork recipes can be easily converted to turkey or chicken recipes, with little or even no other changes. Recipes with bacon or sausage can use alternatives like beef or turkey bacon. Many of those recipes are being updated with the changes. Article: Why I Quit Eating Pork

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