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May 23, 2011

Sauteed Corn, Bacon, and Green Onions

Hey friends! I'm up for another round of Martha Mondays, and it was my turn to pick the Martha Stewart dish we would all be making. I had already made out a menu plan when I realized it was my turn, so I chose a simple side dish to go with one of our dinners for the week. We did enjoy it, though it is very basic. It was better than my fiancee expected, he said. 

Martha's original recipe calls for scallions, but our local grocery store didn't have any scallions (I'm not sure how they have some of the most exotic things but not scallions, but whatevs). So I subbed in green onions because they are pretty much the same thing. I sliced them diagonally with scissors... love that easy method! I used frozen corn this time, next time I would try fresh corn and it would definitely be even better! The crushed red pepper flakes added a nice touch of heat. I think I added more than a pinch, but it definitely amped up the flavor.

This is a nice simple side to accompany any main course. Or it can be used in any recipe that calls for corn. We used ours in a taco salad that we made last night. It called for corn, so I used this corn, bacon, and green onions mixture instead of just plain corn.

AND it doesn't take very long at all, you just have to cook your bacon, and then mix everything in a skillet. How hard can that be?

Sauteed Corn, Bacon, and Green Onions
adapted from Martha Stewart
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 cups corn kernels, fresh or frozen
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • Pinch or two or crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, for taste
Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, turning occasionally, until browned and cooked through. Drain some of the grease, leaving about a tablespoon.

Add corn kernels. Season with crushed red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Cook until corn is tender for about 8 minutes, stirring often. Stir in green onions. Serve immediately.

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Isn't that a purty dish? Love the colors! I'm a sucker for a colorful bowl or plate of food! Next time I bet I could add in some red onions, maybe even a little tomato, and up the green onion amount, and make that an even more colorful dish!

Peace, and bacon grease!


msrecipw said...

Thank you for stopping by and linking up with my marvelous menu meme. Love your idea for Sauteed Corn, Bacon, and Green Onions.

Until Next Time, Happy Cooking

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Victoria said...

I'm pretty sure scallions and green onions are the same thing. This is definitely a great side dish, regardless of what you call them though, and of course the bacon is an excellent touch :)

Anonymous said...

Very nice! Glad you enjoyed it. I agree that scallions and green onions are the same thing.

Megan said...

We enjoyed over here but I cant wait to make it again using Summer's fresh corn! Thanks for a great pick! :)

Desi said...

@ MsRecipw - Thanks for stopping by! Sorry I didn't link up today, I didn't get around to making a meal plan this week!

@ Victoria - Yes they are pretty much the same thing. What's with having different names for the same exact thing lol?

@ Marthaandme - I'm glad you enjoyed it too!

@ Megan - Oh yes, fresh summer corn would be best!

Faith said...

oh yum! that sounds good! will be making that!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Yum, corn and bacon - two of my favorite things! Thanks for a great new recipe. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you shared this recipe! Just the other day I was looking for a new way to make corn. You can't go wrong with adding a little bacon! ;)

Thanks for sharing with So Sweet Sundays! :)

annies home said...

love the idea of bacon in this we often sautee corn and call it fried corn this I got from my mother in law come visit me at

tinyskillet said...

That is a pretty dish! I was going to make mine for dinner last night, but ended up just eating the corn on the cob (couldn't resist) instead. I have to go out and get some more corn and make this one, love the bacon. I saw some scallions in the store...they had a bigger bulb on the end, not quite the size of a ping pong ball, and they also had some green onions...long and thin...first time I saw that.

Unknown said...

Hey there!

Thanks for swinging by Trilogy Edibles and I think my husband might leave me for you :) LOL. On that note, this corn dish looks yummy! I did buy corn today HMMMMM!

Taste and Tell said...

I'm always looking for good side dish ideas and this sounds perfect for the upcoming warm weather!

Desi said...

@ Faith - It's simple, but tasty! Hope you like!

@ Dorothy - Bacon is one of my favorite things in the world too!

@ Walking by Faith - Yes, bacon makes everything better. Ok, maybe not scallops or filet mignon... I hate both of those wrapped in bacon... dunno why!

@ Shopannies - I've never heard of 'fried' corn. It makes me feel better about myself to call it sauteed instead of fried. Makes me not feel as unhealthy :) lol

@ Lyndsey - Well you can't go wrong with corn on the cob! I can't wait to have some too, it's perfect for summer! And thanks, I guess there is a bit of a difference between scallions and green onions... the look... but the taste is still pretty similar at least!

@ Karen - LOL ha you have me laughing! Your hubby won't leave you! Just make this for him and he'll stay :) Thanks for stopping by!

@ Taste and Tell - Can't believe you are stopping by site... you are a food blogging icon! Thanks for taking the time to visit!

Hope you all will come back anytime!


Loy said...

I make this all the time. Didn't know there was a "real recipe" out there for it. And from "Martha" no less. I like to add a little chopped red pepper for color. I also do the same idea with other veggies. It can't be wrong if it has bacon in it. I listed this recipe in my Friday Finds today and shared over at Finding Joy in My Kitchen.

Chris said...

This DOES look like a perfect side for any summer bbq, nicely done!

Desi said...

@ Chris - It would work perfectly for a nice summer side, wouldn't it? I love corn in the summer, especially corn on the cob! I can't wait to get to BBQing this summer :)

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Oh, yum! This looks like what I posted on Sunday except mine has spinach, tasty!