Looking for a side dish that is a little out of the ordinary? I’ve got just the thing! This Mexican Fried Corn packs all of the flavors of your favorite Mexican dishes – chili, garlic, paprika, cumin, and more! The blend of spices mixed with corn and bacon and topped with sour cream is sure to be a hit with friends and family. Double this recipe and bring it to your next pot luck!
8 slices of bacon
1/3 cup onion, finely diced
3 cans of corn, drained
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons chives, chopped
Salt & pepper to taste
Sour cream for topping (optional)
Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon and set on a paper towel to drain.
Pour out the bacon grease, saving about 1 tablespoon. Add in the onions and cook in bacon grease until translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
Add corn, sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, paprika, and salt and pepper. Cook for 8-10 minutes, until corn starts to caramelize.
Chop up the bacon and add it back into the pan, along with the chives.
Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of paprika on top!