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corn and bacon in a cast iron skillet with a wooden spoon
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Southern Fried Corn with Bacon

Freshly fried corn with crispy bacon and caramelized onions. This delicious side dish will be a hit at Thanksgiving.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 248kcal


  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 4 cups corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup onions finely diced
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large cast-iron skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat. Cook until nice and crisp.
  • Remove the bacon from the skillet leaving the bacon grease in the skillet. Chop the bacon into bite-sized pieces.
  • Add the onions to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes or until translucent.
  • Add the corn, sugar, butter, salt, and pepper, and cook for 10 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the bacon and check for seasoning before serving. Enjoy!


  • Add the crispy bacon when the corn is done cooking. Cooking the corn with the bacon will result in soggy bacon.


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 432mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg