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Cajun Southern fried corn in serving bowl.
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Cajun Southern Fried Corn

Easy Southern style skillet fried corn with Cajun seasonings and butter.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Kelly


  • 6 ears sweet corn
  • 8 tablespoons butter I use salted
  • 1 cup chicken stock preferably homemade
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning, or to taste I use an unsalted blend
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream, optional
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste


  • In a large bowl, cut all the corn kernels off the cob, scraping the cobs to get all the corn milk.
  • Melt butter in a large cast iron skillet. Add the chicken stock and Cajun seasoning and stir to combine. Add the corn kernels and bring to a steady simmer. Season with a little salt and pepper.
  • Fry corn until most of the liquid is absorbed, stirring frequently. Taste for salt and pepper. If desired, stir in a couple tablespoons of cream at the end. Serve and enjoy!



  • I use an unsalted Cajun spice blend.  I also use salted butter.  Keep that in mind when adding salt!
  • The seasonings can easily be adjusted to taste and heat level, you want more spicy, add a little more of the seasonings to taste.
  • Can swap out some butter (2-3 tablespoons) with bacon drippings for an even more Southern flavor profile, and garnish with crumbled bacon! 


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 766IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg