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Southern Skillet Fried Corn

Once you taste this buttery, sweet fried corn, you will never want to eat canned corn again. Fresh corn kernels are fried with onions, herbs and spices.
Course Side dishes
Cuisine American, Southern
Cook Time 7 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 122kcal
Author Lisa B.


  • 6 ears fresh corn on the cob
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • A dash of cayenne pepper optional
  • ½ cup 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon salt


  • Remove the corn kernals from the cobs. Transfer corn to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add one diced yellow onion along with garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper. Add cayenne pepper if using. Stir ingredients until combined.
  • Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the skillet it hot, pour in the corn.
  • Once the corn has begun sizzling add the salt. Fry corn for 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • The corn should be heated through but still firm when it’s done. Serve hot.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 311mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.4mg