Southern Fried Corn

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6 ears corn

3 slices bacon/ or fatback

2/3 cup water

1 tablespoon sugar

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1/4 cup milk

1 tablespoon butter

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

pinch red pepper flakes, optional

salt to taste


1. Use a sharp knife to cut off the tips of the kernels (cut about halfway down the kernel.)

2. Then cut the bottom part of the kernels off. Place all corn kernels in a large bowl. With the back of a knife scrape the cobs to get all of the "milk". Place in bowl with kernels.

3. In a heavy skillet (9 to 10-inch works well and preferably cast iron) cook bacon/ or fatback until crisp. Remove cooked bacon from skillet and place on paper towels.

4. Add all corn kernels to the bacon fat and cook over medium heat for 1 minute. Add water and sugar and stir continuously until mixture begins to thicken. (May take about 5 minutes.)

5. Place cornstarch in a small bowl, and gradually stir in milk. Add cornstarch mixture to corn. Continue to cook until thickened. Stir in butter, pepper, and salt to taste. Crumble bacon and sprinkle on top.

6. Start with 1 tablespoon of sugar, but if your corn is not very sweet you may want to add another half to full tablespoon.

Bon Appetit!

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