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Southern Fried Corn
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Southern Fried Corn Recipe

How to Make the Best Southern Fried Corn
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 8 ears of corn
  • 2 tablespoons bacon grease
  • 4 tablespoons butter more if you need it
  • salt if you need it
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • splash of heavy cream


  • Cut the corn off the cob with a sharp knife.
  • Using the sharpest knife, cut down into the cob to get the milk of the corn.
  • Heat up the bacon grease and add two tablespoons of softened butter.
  • If you like the corn to be a bit caramelized, cook longer, stir less frequently.
  • If you like corn to be creamier, cook for about ten minutes, and at the end add the remaining two tablespoons butter.
  • At this point, you can add a splash of heavy cream if you want a creamier corn.
  • Add a little bit of salt, and a lot of black pepper.
  • Serve immediately.


Reserve cobs for making corn broth. Boil in water and reserve corn broth to add to soups, stews, casseroles.