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Fried Corn

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.

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  1. I never think of doing anything different with corn. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. I almost always have a bag of frozen corn in my freezer, it is one of my favorite go-to additions to soups or sides . . . this is a great recipe!


    PS – I’m hosting a For the Love of the Slow Cooker carnival next Friday and I see you have some recipes for slow cooking over on your right column . . . come join us with a new or updated post!

  3. I love fried corn and your recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a great weekend.

  4. We’ve made something similar before, but we add crumbled bacon pieces to it. And instead of the butter, we use bacon grease. Not so good for you, but delicious!

  5. I love fried corn and your recipe sound GREAT!!!

  6. I’ve done this, but it has been years. I’m really glad you reminded me about frying the corn. We get bored around here too.

  7. Anonymous Cook says:

    I just found this post, but I did the same thing over Christmas break (I’m in college). Even used my little cast iron skillet!

    I used 2 c. of canned corn kernels, 2 T butter, 3/4 c. chopped onion, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper and 1/2 tsp. cumin.

    My dad liked it and normally he only likes corn on the cob or creamed corn.

  8. I make this same dish but with yellow summer squash instead of the peppers. It is very good. Thanks for the idea of using peppers.

  9. Never would’ve thought of this – but made for a yummy, easy, healthy side tonight with my tilapia and rice. I used a can of corn, but frozen peppers – and a little less butter than you called for. Thanks for the idea!!

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