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Cajun Fried Corn



Cajun fried corn is a beloved Southern dish that combines the sweetness of fresh corn with the bold flavors of Cajun seasoning. This delightful recipe transforms simple corn kernels into a flavorful and comforting side dish that pairs perfectly with any meal. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or just looking to add some zest to your dinner table, Cajun fried corn is sure to be a hit with family and friends.

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– 4 ears of fresh corn, kernels removed from the cob
– 3 tablespoons butter
– 1 small onion, finely chopped
– 1 bell pepper, finely chopped
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (adjust to taste)
– Salt and black pepper to taste
– Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
– Optional: chopped green onions for garnish


1. Begin by husking the corn and removing the kernels from the cob. You can do this by standing the cob upright and carefully slicing downwards with a sharp knife. Collect the kernels in a bowl and set aside.
2. In a large skillet or frying pan, melt the butter over medium heat.
3. Add the chopped onion and bell pepper to the skillet. Sauté until the vegetables are softened, about 3-4 minutes.
4. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
5. Add the fresh corn kernels to the skillet and stir to combine with the sautéed vegetables.
6. Sprinkle Cajun seasoning, salt, and black pepper over the corn mixture. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences.
7. Cook the corn over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the kernels are tender and slightly caramelized, about 8-10 minutes.
8. Once the corn is cooked to your desired consistency and seasoned to perfection, remove the skillet from the heat.
9. Transfer the Cajun fried corn to a serving dish and garnish with freshly chopped parsley and optional chopped green onions for added flavor and color.
10. Serve hot as a delicious side dish alongside your favorite main course.


Cajun fried corn is a delightful twist on a classic Southern favorite, bringing together the natural sweetness of fresh corn with the bold and spicy flavors of Cajun seasoning. This simple yet flavorful dish is perfect for any occasion, from casual family dinners to festive gatherings with friends. With its vibrant colors and irresistible taste, Cajun fried corn is sure to become a new staple on your dinner table. Enjoy the taste of the South with every delicious bite!

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