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Skillet Fried Corn

This skillet fried corn is a classic! One your family will love and super easy to make. The perfect side dish. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: fried corn, skillet corn, skillet fried corn
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 8 ears fresh corn or 28 ounce package frozen corn
  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Salt to taste


  • Remove husks and silks from fresh corn, wash and cut corn off the cob.  Scrape the cob to get out the juice.  Melt butter in a large skillet, add fresh or frozen corn, bacon drippings and sugar.  Cook on medium high heat until corn is done about 15 to 20 minutes. Add salt to taste.


You can add cooked crumbled bacon to the corn, too.