Recipe – Roasted Corn with Bacon -The Best Side Dish Ever!

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Are you coming to the potluck?  Can you bring a vegetable side dish?

Why, yes. Yes I can.

Holy crackers Batman!  Who knew bacon and corn tastes so perfect together?

I know corn isn’t quite in season yet, but if you come across a good deal on corn, grab a few ears and whip up this side dish.  You won’t regret it!  I promise.


6 slices bacon {reserve bacon drippings}
4 cups corn kernels, fresh
3 scallions, sliced thin, including greens
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt


Fry bacon til nice and crisp. Set on paper towels to train.

In the same pan with the bacon grease fry scallions until lightly browned, add corn kernels, butter, salt and pepper.  Cook until the corn mixture is golden, stirring occasionally {about 5 minutes}.  Add garlic when there is about 1 minute of cooking time left. Serve warm or cold.

* If you decided to bring this dish to a potluck, be sure and double the recipe.  It will go quick!

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  1. Jenn says

    Oh my goodnes… that looks amazing! My corn should be ripe this week or sometime this weekend.

    QUestion for you about corn. How do you know FOR SURE that it’s ripe? Can it stay on the stalk too long? Also, I left the shoots (at least that’s what I call them) on the main stalk and now they’ve grown corn as well. Should I have removed the shoots? Whoops!

  2. Bebe says

    Wow, I just came across your blog and I have to say I am impressed by your accomplishments. I asked one of our local grocery stores a couple years back about produce for our chickens and they said they used to give it away but the parent company said no more after lawsuits. I’m going to try again armed with a copy of the gleaning initiative mentioned above. Here is the actual page from the USDA:

  3. says

    This bacon and corn recipe is so tasty! We loved it! Ate it warm, for dinner. Thanks, Mavis. I bet I’ve made six recipes of yours, without a single disappointment.

  4. Jennifer says

    Are you kidding me?! I have lived in Iowa for six years and I haven’t never heard of this combo? That’s all we got here is corn and bacon! ; ) I am trying this for dinner tomorrow. Thanks Mavis!

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