Dec 15, 2017

Spicy Cheesy Corn with Bacon

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Similar to Mexican eloté, the corn is cut off the cob then sautéed in a pan and tossed with a mayonnaise and sambal chili paste mixture, as well as with green onions, cheese and of course the pièce de résistance– bacon.

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This post is sponsored by Farmer John and The Bacon Party.

This side is inspired by the cheesy corn side dishes I’ve had at Korean barbecue restaurants. Similar to Mexican eloté, the corn is cut off the cob then sautéed in a pan and tossed with a mayonnaise and sambal chili paste mixture, green onions, cheese and of course the pièce de résistance – bacon.

Spicy Cheesy Corn with Bacon

spicy cheese corn with bacon ingredient shot

Key Ingredients in This Recipe

  • Bacon – I always choose to use thick-cut bacon so that as much bacon fat will render as possible and love that Farmer John provides an all-natural option!
  • Corn – While I cut kernels off the corn cobs and sauté until tender, frozen corn can be substituted in if needed.
  • Mozzarella – Shredded mozzarella is broiled over this side dish and melts into the corn and spicy mayo sauce creating a delicious side.
spicy cheesy corn with bacon in pan garnished with green onion and sesame seeds

How to Make Spicy Cheesy Corn with Bacon

  1. Cook the bacon. Add the bacon to a medium cast iron pan. Turn the heat up to medium, and sauté, stirring occasionally until the bacon is crispy, about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the bacon. Using a slotted spoon remove the bacon from the pan to a paper towel-lined plate to drain, reserving 2 teaspoons of the fat in the pan.
  3. Sauté corn. Add the corn kernels and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add half the green onions and continue to cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Make the spicy mayo. n a small bowl stir together mayonnaise and sambal until combined. Remove the pan from the heat then stir in the mayonnaise mixture.
  5. Broil cheesy corn. Heat oven to broil on high. Top the corn with cheese and broil until the top is bubbling and golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  6. Garnish and serve. Top with the bacon, sesame seeds and remaining green onions and serve immediately, hot.
spicy cheesy corn with bacon recipe from cooking with cocktail rings

Tips and Tricks for This Recipe

Serve as a dip

While this makes for a great side dish it can also be served as a dip! The bubbling and spicy cheesy corn mixture tastes just as great scooped up with some tortilla chips.

spicy cheesy corn with bacon recipe from cooking with cocktail rings cheese pull

Spicy Cheesy Corn with Bacon

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • ½ pound Farmer John All-Natural Bacon, thinly sliced
  • 4 ears of corn, kernels cut off, about 3 cups of corn kernels
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions, divided
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • ½ teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

Instructions:

  • Add the bacon to a medium cast iron pan. Turn the heat up to medium, and sauté, stirring occasionally until the bacon is crispy, about 5 minutes.
  • Using a slotted spoon remove the bacon from the pan to a paper towel-lined plate to drain, reserving 2 teaspoons of the fat in the pan.
  • Add the corn kernels and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add half the green onions and continue to cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • In a small bowl stir together mayonnaise and sambal until combined. Remove the pan from the heat then stir in the mayonnaise mixture.
  • Heat oven to broil on high. Top the corn with cheese and broil until the top is bubbling and golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  • Top with the bacon, sesame seeds and remaining green onions and serve immediately, hot.

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    • Yes! I do mine in a cast iron skillet – whatever pan you use just make sure it’s ovenproof. And then just broil on high until the cheese is bubbling and it’s golden brown. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t burn, but it should be about 2 minutes (can depend on your oven).