Skillet Corn

Here is yet another recipe from the I-can’t-believe-I-haven’t-posted-this-yet file. Although I actually did post this early last year. However, it was hidden in another post and not very easily found. So while I was making it tonight, I decided it definitely deserved it’s own spot.

Skillet corn is one of our all-time favorite veggie sides. It’s so easy and so full of flavor. I sometimes will even make about 5 pounds at once and freeze it in individual freezer bags for later in the month. It freezes perfectly!

Because of the spice combinations, skillet corn is a great side dish for Mexican food. However, I use it along side all kinds of different meals and I’m always amazed at how nicely it complements so many different foods. For example, it tasted excellent with the fried chicken and potatoes we had for dinner tonight.

Skillet Corn

  • 5 T. butter or margarine
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1/2 green or red pepper, diced (optional)
  • 1 bag frozen corn
  • 1 T. cumin
  • 2 t. chili powder
  • 2 t. salt
  • 1 t. black pepper
  • 1/8 t. cayenne pepper

1. In a large skillet, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Add onion and optional peppers. Cook until onion is translucent. Add corn and seasonings. Cook, stirring often, until the corn begins to get just slightly crisp. The seasonings can easily be adjusted to taste.

I bet this would taste great with fresh corn scraped off the cob too. That would be a terrific summertime alternative!

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8 thoughts on “Skillet Corn

  1. Growing up in Indiana, we only had corn right off the cob (or right off the cob & then frozen) with only butter and salt. I’ve always been hesitant to try it with chili powder, etc. that I’ve seen in so many recipes. But I’m really tempted by this one…I’m going to bookmark it and try to overcome my fear. LOL

    When you freeze it, how do you reheat it? Just in the skillet again? Mircrowave?

  2. this sounds great – tell me how big a bag of corn you use? about a lb? or one of those big bags?

  3. I would also love to know what size you “bag of corn” is – I buy a large bag or organic frozen corn at Costco, which is clearly TOO large. So, perhaps a measurement in ounces? Thanks!

  4. when i was growing up in the fiftys the evening after we had corn on the cob the next meal was skillet corn. nothing went to wast. i still love it today with just butter and salt&pepper.

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