Fried Fresh Corn With Bacon Grease

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 55 mins


Ingredients Nutrition

  • sweet corn, Fresh, 6-8 ears, small (5-1/2-inch to 6-1/2-inch long)
  • bacon grease, 2 tbsp
  • bacon, 2 medium slices, cooked
  • 12 cup water
  • butter, unsalted, 2 tbsp


  1. This takes a while to prepare as corn must be cleaned of husk and silk.
  2. Then slice corn off the cob.
  3. Cook 2 strips of bacon. retain 2 tablespoons of bacon grease, add corn and 1/2 cup of water, and 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter and cook till liquid is mostly gone.
  4. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
  5. Top with crumbled bacon and stir.
  6. Can add onions or peppers to enhance flavors.


Most Helpful

Thank you! This is exactly the recipe I was looking for to make my Honey's Aunt Leedy's corn. It's just like hers that was lost & we thoroughly enjoyed it & will pass it along in her memory.

Cynthia B. April 24, 2016

What a yummy combo. I used more bacon, and less water and bacon grease, since I used Trader Joe's precooked bacon (it doesn't release very much fat when crisped in the pan).

Maito March 17, 2013

I'm giving this a five because DH just loved it! He wants bacon with his corn now all of the time.
Made exactly as directed and wouldn't change a thing!
RIP PapaD. You are greatly missed.

K9 Owned July 11, 2012

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