Side dishes and vegetables in my house have become a bit boring. All too often I just take a bag of frozen peas or corn, or open a can of vegetables, heat them up, and serve them. I am trying hard to get better about this.
I am trying to find more creative ways to serve vegetables that do not take a lot of time. I have good recipes for vegetables and side dishes, but many of them take a lot of time, and I don’t always have that time. I have also found that many of these dishes call for expensive ingredients that you do not usually find in my pantry.
One of the side dishes that I have been making lately is fried corn. It is easy, frugal, and it makes corn a little more exciting. There are lots of different versions of this dish, but here is what I do.
Fried Corn With Peppers and Onions
- 1 16ounce bag of frozen corn
- ½ of an onion, chopped
- ½ of a green pepper, chopped
- 2 -3 tablespoons butter or bacon grease
I think this works best in a cast iron pan, but a regular fry pan or skillet will work.
Cook onions and peppers in butter until tender and the onions are starting to caramelize, this takes about 5 minutes. Add the corn and a little more butter if needed. Cook for another couple of minutes or until the corn is tender. Serve and enjoy.
For more frugal ideas and recipes see Frugal Fridays, Foodie Fridays, and Grocery Cart Challenge.