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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.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cajun corn, fried corn
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 168kcal
Author Kelly | the hungry bluebird

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!

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Notes

  • 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! 

Nutrition

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