If you are tired of boiled corn and want to try something new, then take this recipe into service. Fried corn with bacon is a high-calorie dish, but very fragrant, tasty and juicy. It can be served as a side dish or with a glass of foamy drink – such an appetizer with beer will be appreciated by the strong half of humanity!
For roasted corn to delight you with its taste, choose milky cobs. To check the “age” of corn, press your finger on the grain, it should splash with white juice.
- Corn – 4-5 cobs.
- Raw unsalted bacon – 50 g
- Salt – 2 tsp
- Sugar – 1 tsp
- Vegetable oil – 1 tsp.
How to cook:
1. Remove the upper leaves from the ears and discard (they have too much dust and dirt on them). Remove the lower leaves, which are close to the heads with a tight “shirt”, rinse and put on the bottom of the pan – they will give flavor to the corn when it is cooked. Lay the peeled cobs on top.
2. Immediately add salt and granulated sugar. Pour warm water over and place the pot over high heat to bring to a boil quickly. Be sure to add sugar, it will add extra sweetness to the corn.
3. Once it boils, reduce the heat to medium. Cover and cook the cobs for 15 minutes (for the Bonduelle variety, this time is enough, if you have a different variety of young corn, then cook for 20-30 minutes, but not longer). Drain the water and remove the corn to a plate, let cool slightly so as not to burn your hands.
4. Meanwhile, cut the bacon into thin slices. Salt if it’s not salty.
5. Preheat a heavy-bottomed pan (preferably a grill pan), brush the bottom with a little vegetable oil, just enough to prevent the bacon from sticking at first. And fry the bacon strips until browned so that the fat is rendered out of it. Remove bacon from skillet.
6. Cut the corn into small portions to make it easier to fry and eat. Place them in a hot pan and quickly fry on all sides until lightly browned so that they are saturated with the aroma of fried bacon.
Serve roasted corn sprinkled with ground black pepper on top, always hot – as a hearty breakfast or as an appetizer with beer.
Enjoy your meal!