Fried Corn (AKA Skillet Corn) Recipe

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

Oh my gosh, this this fried corn is delicious vegetable side dish that I absolutely adore. Here in the south it’s also known as skillet corn! This is one of my mom’s recipes, and I think could eat an entire plate of this buttery corn for dinner. It is one of the best corn recipes!

My mom whipped up this fried corn for us this weekend and I knew I had to share it with you guys. What makes this skillet corn so special is that it’s got the best of both worlds. It has that wonderful creamy quality of creamed corn, but the corn itself is still crisp and fresh like it’s straight off the cob. Perfection.

Fried Corn Recipe

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

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Start with six ears of corn.

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

Shuck the corn by peeling off the outer layers.

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

And snap off the husk.

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

This is going to be the best fried corn!

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

Pull any remaining silks off the corn and rinse under cool running water.

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

In a large bowl, cut the corn from the cob with a sharp knife.

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

Start in the middle and work your way down.

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

Then flip over to get the other side.

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

Check out these knife skills, getting every last kernel of corn!

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

Once you’ve cut off all the corn…

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

Scrap up the cob with spoon to get the milk.

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

The creamy corn milk is completely worth it.

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

Here’s what the cob will look like after.

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

Next, combine three tablespoons of flour…

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

Two teaspoons of sugar…

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

1 teaspoon of salt…

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

And sprinkle in about a quarter of a teaspoon of pepper.

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

Dump all of this into one and a half cups of water.

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

And stir with a fork or a whisk to combine.

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

Melt three tablespoons of butter in a large, heavy bottomed skillet over medium-low heat.

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

When the butter is melted, swirl to evenly coat the bottom of the pan.

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

Add the corn…

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

Then pour in the flour and water mixture.

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

Love this skillet corn!!

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

Cook this over medium-low heat for 40-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

Here’s what it looks like after 45 minutes, a lot of the liquid has been absorbed.

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

Gorgeous.

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

This beautiful, buttery, creamy yet crisp corn is such a treat.

The BEST Fried Corn Recipe! A southern classic, also known as skillet corn. This is one of the best corn recipes!!

Make this classic fried corn recipe. I know you’ll love it!

Southern Skillet Corn

Yield: 6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 6 ears corn
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Directions:

  1. Shuck corn and pull off silks, then rinse under cool running water. In a large bowl, cut the corn from the cob with a sharp knife. Scrap up the cob with a spoon to get the milk.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, salt and pepper in a bowl, then add 1 1/2 cups of water. Stir with a fork or whisk or combine.
  3. Melt butter over medium-low heat in a large, heavy bottomed skillet. Add corn and flour mixture and cook over medium-low heat for 40-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.