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Cajun Southern fried corn in serving bowl.

Cajun Southern Fried Corn

Easy Southern style skillet fried corn with Cajun seasonings and butter.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword Southern fried corn, fried corn recipe, spicy fried corn, easy fried corn, Cajun seasoning
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 257kcal
Author Kelly | the hungry bluebird


  • 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: 257kcal