Summer Creamed Corn
“This is the best creamed corn recipe I have ever tried!” – Amanda
Corn is certainly one of my guilty pleasures, as it is one decadent starch. Loaded in Vitamin B12 and insoluble fiber which is great for gut flora and cardiovascular health. Corn is also rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, phytochemicals that help protect the eyes and maintain healthy vision.
Growing up, my only experience with creamed corn came from a can. After trying it fresh, my summers were never the same again. Maybe even my waistline too! What particularly shines in this recipe is pastured raised cream and thick-cut bacon. Quality is key here. No need to toss or store away any leftover bacon grease in this recipe, we are gonna cook the corn in bacon grease to really soak up the flavors.
I do hope you enjoy my favorite way to make summer creamed corn!
You Will Need
- 4 cups or ears of corn, freshly shucked and cut from the husk
- 4-5 strips of thick-cut bacon
- 2 tbsp of grass-fed butter
- 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
- Salt, pepper and smoked paprika
Start first with the bacon, crisping them up in a large skillet. If using fresh corn, shucking and cutting can be done while the bacon cooks. I prefer organic corn, so sometimes that means using frozen corn, though fresh tastes best.
Fresh ingredients like a high-quality butter, bacon, sea salt, and fresh corn is what makes this dish so delectable and comforting.
Remove the strips of bacon from the pan and place on a paper cloth lined plate. Add the corn and butter to the pan and simmer in the bacon grease.
You want to keep the bacon grease. Cook the corn in it first, then add butter.
Add a little spice, but not so overpowering that it masks the corn and bacon flavors. A little sea salt, fresh cracked pepper, and a little smoked paprika are my go-to for this dish.
Pour in the heavy whipping cream, then reduce heat to a simmer. Stir occasionally and allow the slurry to thicken into a nice sauce. This could take around 10 minutes, depending on how temperature of the heat, and the amount of grease your bacon yields.
Serve garnished with sliced green onions and the bacon chopped into large bits.
I do hope you enjoy my favorite summer time starchy recipe. Please let me know how it came out, in the comments below!