Southern Fried Corn is a sweet and appetizing Barbeque side dish recipe, which tastes especially amazing with grilled food such as this Grilled Honey Garlic Chicken Breast. Also, have you tried my Southern Creamed Corn! It's totally worth it.
This is a popular side dish recipe that is made with freshly shucked Corn, which is tossed with Bacon drippings and Butter until brown-ish along with some white onions.
Also, a bit of milk and flour is added to this and it is finally seasoned with sugar, salt, and pepper. This is a classic southern comfort food recipe.
Southern Fried Corn - Let's talk about the Taste
This has a sweet and buttery taste to it. Also, there is a creamy taste to these fried corns because of the Milk and Bacon drippings.
Southern Fried Corn
This freshly shucked Corn which is tossed with bacon drippings and butter is my favorite side dish recipe. Especially for Barbeque nights or Father's day party at home or Thanksgiving Night, I always make this recipe. This goes especially well with grilled Chicken or Steaks or Turkey.
I remember the first time, I ever had this was at a summer potluck where one of my neighbors had got it. I was new to this world of Southern cuisine and this recipe instantly got me hooked on these comforting southern recipes and the wonderful stories behind them.
These are not just recipes down in the south but are emotions. There are so many stories that everyone has of these recipes which they've learned from their Nanas.
The trick to the best Fried Southern Corn is its creaminess. If it's not creamy, you ain't doing it right.
And the Creaminess comes from the flour and milk. I also love to add fried bacon strips over this, sometimes I also add some Green Tomatoes and Red Bell Peppers to this. However, in the classic recipe, it's done with just Corn and white onions.
How to make the Best Southern Fried Corn
- So, to make this Southern Fried Corn, you start by getting the Corn off the Cob. So, you shuck the Corn and keep it aside. For this recipe, I have used 3 whole Corn Ears.
- Then heat some Butter and bacon drippings in a Cast iron skillet. To that add the Corn along with the chopped white onions. Fry it at medium flame for 20-25 minutes or until it turns brownish.
- Next, add the AP Flour and Milk to it and mix it well. As the milk starts to bubble it's time to season your fried corn. Season your Fried Corn with Sugar, Salt, and Ground Black Pepper and mix well.
- If you want you can also add some chopped Parsley at this point and then serve it.
You can make this ahead and keep it covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When you are using it, do not heat it. Just keep it outside and allow it to come to room temperature.
Other variations to this Recipe
There are so many interesting variations which can be done to this recipe
- You can add chopped Bell Pepper to this recipe.
- You can make this with canned sweet corn kernels as well. Just get the frozen pack out and soak the kernels in water for up to 30 minutes.
- You can obviously add Bacon to this recipe.
- Adding Sugar is totally optional.
Other Side Dishes You Should Try:
- Candied Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Topping
- Brown Sugar Maple Glazed Carrots with Spiced Nuts
- Cheesy green beans
- Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Pumpkin Mac n Cheese
- Garlic Butter Sauteed Green Beans with Parmesan
- Easiest Vegetarian Thanksgiving Stuffing
- Garlic Mashed Cauliflower with Cream Cheese and Sour Cream
- Sweet Potato Casserole with Walnut and Brown Sugar Crumble Topping
- Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes
Southern Fried Corn
- 5 ears Corn shucked
- 1 tablespoon Bacon Grease optional
- ¼ Cup Milk
- 2 tablespoon Butter
- ½ Cup White Onion
- ½ tablespoon AP Flour
- ½ teaspoon Black Pepper
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- Take a cast-iron skillet. Add some butter and bacon drippings. Cook until it sizzles.
- Throw in some chopped Onions and Corn while the butter is sizzling. Cook it for about 10 minutes or until the Corn tastes done.
- At this point add the AP Flour and stir well. Also add the milk after this and mix well.
- As the milk starts to bubble, season your fried corn with kosher salt and ground black pepper.
- Serve with some fried bacon strips and chopped Parsley on top.