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.
- 1 - 16ounce bag of frozen corn
- ½ of an onion, chopped
- ½ of a green pepper, chopped
- 2 or 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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 138Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 51mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.