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Delicious bowl of southern fried corn with bacon and green peppers.
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Fried Corn

Granny's Fried Corn is a delicious twist on creamed corn, minus any dairy! Clearly better than opening a can! Homemade with a smoky bacon flavor, it's one of my favorite childhood memories of Sunday dinners at my grandparents!
Serves 8-10
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American, Soul Food
Keyword: Fried Corn, summer
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Debbie


  • 8 ears white corn
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 - 3 Tablespoons bacon fat, enough to cover the bottom of the skillet when melted
  • ½ green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  • Shuck corn and remove silks.
  • Using a small, very sharp knife, with corn placed vertically inside of a large bowl, slide tip of knife down the center of each row of corn kernels to extract the “milk.” Cut off the tops of the kernels. Then slice down to the core of the cob, removing all kernels and scrape to release the “milk.” Cobs will look dry. Discard cobs, or save for future use.
  • Melt Bacon drippings over medium heat.
  • Add chopped bell pepper and sauté until softened.
  • Add crumbled bacon and the corn and “milk”. Cook, partially covered over medium-low heat until the mixture is creamy and cooked through, about 45 minutes.
  • If the mixture is too thick or seems too dry, add a touch of milk or water.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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