How to make it

  • Fry diced bacon in a cast iron skillet (or any heavy skillet that doesn’t have a non-stick coating…pans with non-stick coatings will tend to not give you the browning you want for this recipe).
  • Remove bacon from skillet and drain on paper toweling, leaving 2 tablespoons bacon grease in the pan.
  • Stand corn cobs on end in a deep bowl and use a very sharp knife to run down the sides of the corn, top to bottom, cutting the kernels from the cob; measure out 1 heaping cup of kernels (save any extra for another use).
  • In the hot bacon grease in the skillet, sauté the corn, diced jalapeno, and diced onion until onions turn golden, about 10 to 12 minutes; remove pan from heat and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine corn meal, sugar, baking powder, sea salt, baking soda and cayenne pepper.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk and egg; gently stir into cornmeal mixture just until moistened.
  • Add bacon, sautéed veggies and grated cheese to batter, stirring only enough to incorporate all of the ingredients together.
  • Return cast iron skillet to medium/medium-high heat, and add oil to generously cover the bottom of the pan.
  • When oil is sizzling hot, drop the corn cakes into 4 “patties” in the skillet; fry for approximately 2 minutes, until well browned on bottom; flip corn cakes and fry an additional 2 minutes on the other side.
  • NOTE: It is very important to have a very hot oil when you fry the cakes – if the cakes linger too long in the pan to brown, they will become dry. The key is quick, HOT frying!
  • Serve immediately, topped with green onions, crumbled cheese, and any other optional toppings
Saute corn, jalapeno and onion in bacon grease   Close
Combine batter with veggies, bacon and cheese   Close
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Flip and fry other side quickly   Close

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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    I think that the corn cakes should go with salsa, guacamole and some sour cream. These sound just great, Krumkake! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Its another Keeper!
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    " It was excellent "
    lasaf ate it and said...
    I gotta print this one. So I can remember whose fault it is that I'm getting so fat. It can't be my fault. L.
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  • lincolntoot 9 years ago
    Sounds awesome - so glad hubby found this!
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    Your pictures are fabulous. Your really getting to be quite the photographer! I love the sound of corn and bacon together. John has good taste, he must, he married you! =) Thank you for the great recipe.
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  • scotbrit 9 years ago
    That sounds sooo good!
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    oh yeah...sounds delicious!
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