Maggie Monday: Sautéed Corn, Bacon and Scallions

Most of the veggies I make are simply steamed. Sometimes I’ll roast them but rarely do I do more than that. I need to take a lesson from Maggie and do more with this important side. See what she does with corn below…

There aren’t many people out there that could pass up a recipe that has corn and bacon in the title, right? This recipe came across my Martha Stewart feed, and I immediately printed it, and made it the same night.

I forgot to buy scallions, but decided to try it anyway. It was great! #3 son had two friends over and there were no leftovers.

When I make this again, I will use the scallions- I think they would be delicious, and I’d omit the crushed red pepper and substitute perhaps a teaspoon of sugar.

The bacon drippings add great flavor and saltiness. One additional change I made to the recipe was to remove the crisp bacon from the pan before adding the corn. I knew that cooking the bacon with corn would soften it, and I wanted it to remain crisp, so I added it back in right before serving.

This is a quick and easy side dish for summer sweet corn. Yumbo.


Sauteed Corn, Bacon and Scallions

What you need:

6 slices of bacon, cut into 1” pieces

4 cups fresh corn kernels

2-3 scallions, sliced

Pinch of crushed red pepper

Salt and Pepper

What you do

Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Remove the bacon, then add corn kernels, to the pan with drippings. Season with salt, pepper and crushed red pepper, stirring often until corn is tender- about 5-8 minutes. Stir in scallions and serve immediately.


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Categories: Fried, Guest-Maggie, Low Carb, Recipes, Sidedish2, vegetable3

Author:The Ranting Chef

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5 Comments on “Maggie Monday: Sautéed Corn, Bacon and Scallions”

  1. November 4, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    That sounds yummy!


  2. November 4, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    Yummy recipe – and I like that you took out the bacon when you added the corn, so it would remain crispy. I know this going to be super popular on Pinterest – going to Pin It now!


  3. November 4, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

    Yum yum yum!! I used to make something like this, only I added fresh tomatoes, with the seeds removed right before I finished cooking. And sometimes okra! Or both!


  4. November 5, 2013 at 8:16 am #

    The blend would be nice fried in rice too, I imagine 🙂


  5. November 6, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    Reblogged this on Rajala Update.


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