One of life’s simple pleasures is corn on the cob. We eat it probably once a week with dinner in the summer when it’s in season, and it’s something that everyone in my family loves (aka, no one is complaining 🙂 ) Looking to mix it up a bit, I made Skillet Corn with Bacon.
I still love my simple corn on the cob, but this dish is absolutely amazing!
I have one of those corn scapers that scraps the corn right off the cob, but you could also stand the corn upright and use a knife.
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I’m not gonna lie, this is a messy job so just go with it.
And you do not want to use canned corn with this dish, the canned corn gets kind of rubbery and it’s just not the same dish at all.
How to Make Skillet Corn with Bacon
In my cast iron skillet over medium heat I started the bacon.
I just cut it right into the skillet with a pair of kitchen scissors.
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Cook the bacon about 5 minutes and set aside.
Drain some of the bacon grease, but leave a small amount in the skillet.
Add a diced red onion right into the same skillet with the bacon grease…yum!
After cooking the onion about 2 minutes or so, add the corn kernels.
Cook an additional 8 minutes.
Almost done…add milk and sugar and cook 2 more minutes.
Stir in the bacon and serve as a side dish.
This could go with just about any meal, like maybe grilled shrimp or chicken!
I mean, anything with bacon can’t be bad, right?!
If you love skillet corn with bacon, you must try…
and Bacon Jalapeno Corn Salad also!
Skillet Corn with Bacon
A unique and flavorful side dish all made in one skillet!
- 6 pieces bacon
- 6 ears corn on the cob
- 1 small red onion
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 Tbsp sugar
In a skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium heat, cut bacon with a pair of kitchen scissors into bite size pieces directly into the pan. Cook 5 minutes or until fully cooked. Remove bacon from the pan and set aside. Drain some of the bacon grease, but leave some in the skillet.
Cut the corn off of the cob and dice the small red onion.
Into the same skillet that you cooked the bacon in, with a small amount of bacon grease, add the diced onion and cook for 2 minutes. Then add the corn and cook for 8 additional minutes.
Add the milk and sugar, cooking 2 more minutes.
Stir in the bacon and serve.