Minnesota Cooking: Bacon-Infused Fried Corn

Updated on August 26, 2017

Squaw Corn or Fried Corn With Bacon, Pepper, and Onion

The bacon cooks evenly since I sliced it into small pieces to start with. The recipe called for crumbled bacon, and I decided it was easier to start with the size I needed.

The flavor is pretty good when you fry your bacon, and then use that flavored grease to cook your onions and peppers. When the onions start to brown, it's time to add your corn.

The corn is added and stirred to coat it with the bacon grease. Then, allow the corn to caramelize, and the butter, bacon grease, and the sugars in the corn itself will all merge into a delicious treat!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bacon, cut small and fried crispy
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. Cut bacon into small pieces. Chop one onion. Chop one bell pepper. Place bacon into a frying pan and cook until browned.
  2. Use bacon grease to saute onion and pepper, continue to cook them until the onion pieces start to turn a light brown color.
  3. Add the cut corn to the bacon/onion/pepper mixture. Stir to coat with the remaining bacon grease and stir and fry until the corn is slightly softened.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 20 min
Yields: 2 quarts of mixed corn
5 stars from 1 rating of bacon infused corn

Slice the Bacon

I sliced the bacon into small slices, cutting cross ways across the entire package of bacon. I used a one pound package of bacon. You need to use a sharp knife, as I started to cut it and decided that I needed to refresh the blade. I have a kitchen tool that rubs on the blade and sharpens it within a full pulls of the blade.

Place the bacon on a cutting board, stacking the strips together. I cut the entire package in half and moved the ends over, and began cutting the ends off.

Preparing and Cooking the Bacon

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pound of baconraw bacon sliced into small piecesbacon in pan medium heat
pound of bacon
pound of bacon
raw bacon sliced into small pieces
raw bacon sliced into small pieces
bacon in pan medium heat
bacon in pan medium heat

Cut Corn Off Cob

Using a sharp knife, cut the corn off the cob. There will be individual kernels and large sheets of kernels that cut off depending upon how deep your cut is on the cob. Once corn is cut off, discard the cob.

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Using sharp knife, slice kernels off of cobkernels will slice off both individually and in sheets depending on depth of your cutSafety first, be cautious when you slicediscard the corn cob after corn is removed
Using sharp knife, slice kernels off of cob
Using sharp knife, slice kernels off of cob
kernels will slice off both individually and in sheets depending on depth of your cut
kernels will slice off both individually and in sheets depending on depth of your cut
Safety first, be cautious when you slice
Safety first, be cautious when you slice
discard the corn cob after corn is removed
discard the corn cob after corn is removed
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after bacon is browned move the bacon to the side and add onions and peppers to the bacon grease left in the pan, allowing the onions and peppers to caramelize, or brown slightly.when onions start to brown, stir all the ingredients together
after bacon is browned move the bacon to the side and add onions and peppers to the bacon grease left in the pan, allowing the onions and peppers to caramelize, or brown slightly.
after bacon is browned move the bacon to the side and add onions and peppers to the bacon grease left in the pan, allowing the onions and peppers to caramelize, or brown slightly.
when onions start to brown, stir all the ingredients together
when onions start to brown, stir all the ingredients together
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add the cornAll the cornstir all the ingredients together and make sure the corn is coated with the bacon grease
add the corn
add the corn
All the corn
All the corn
stir all the ingredients together and make sure the corn is coated with the bacon grease
stir all the ingredients together and make sure the corn is coated with the bacon grease
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Add some butter to the mixture to get the butter flavor in the mixYummy!
Add some butter to the mixture to get the butter flavor in the mix
Add some butter to the mixture to get the butter flavor in the mix
Yummy!
Yummy!

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      • firstcookbooklady profile imageAUTHOR

        Char Milbrett 

        14 months ago from Minnesota

        Thanks for your comment, Minnetonka Twin.

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        Linda Rogers 

        14 months ago from Minnesota

        My mouth is watering over here. I love the fact that you use bacon with fresh vegetables. What a tasty dish. Can't wait to make this. Thanks for sharing.

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