Monday, July 11, 2011

Jimmy Crack Corn

So, ya know when your watching Food Network and they do those little 90 second spots during the commercial breaks that feature one of their on-air chefs and just a quick recipe or cooking tip?  It was one of those snippets where I discovered one of my new favorite recipes.  The snippet featured Claire Robinson from 5 Ingredient Fix.  Have y'all seen that show?  Well, here's the new recipe.  Claire calls it Grandma Moore's Creamed Corn but I renamed it "Jimmy Crack Corn".  Why?  Well, the first ingredient is corn AND y'all know that all the recipes I love have to have "crack" in the title.  Y'all ready for this? 


  • 6 slices bacon
  • 8 large cobs fresh corn, preferably white, shucked and cleaned
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper


In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Turn off the heat and transfer the bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Reserve the drippings in the pan.

On a cutting board, cut the stalk ends of the corn cobs to make a flat surface; stand them up and shave the corn from the cobs with a sharp chef's knife. Return the skillet to medium-low heat, and add the corn kernels.

With the back of the knife, firmly scrape the cobs over a shallow plate to extract as much liquid (milk) as possible (I just scraped it against the bowl).

Add the "milk" to the corn pan. 

Season corn lightly with salt and pepper and cook until broken down and creamy, about 30 to 45 minutes, stirring often; add water if the pan gets too dry.  Crumble bacon in and stir. 

Serve warm or at room temperature.  It's even good warmed up the next day! 

***I would like to point out that the hand featured in the above photos are the hands of Hubby.  I promise that I am not that hairy.***



  1. And I don't care...

    Thanks a lot. Now, I'm singing. In my head, I sound like Tanya Tucker.

    This looks delicous and easy. Plus, it's corn season so...

  2. I love corn! This recipe sounds really good!

  3. My memaw makes corn like that:)

  4. That looks delish! I've never heard of using the corn "milk" like that.

  5. CORN! BACON!!!!!!! What's not to love!!!!
    WHEW! Happy that is NOT your hand! heehee!
    It' ain't pretty... but it is handsome!
    Have a PRETTY day!

  6. I could pretty much live on corn. Seriously. I LOVE corn, and my very, very favorite is creamed corn, made just like you describe. . . except I've never thought of adding bacon. But honestly, is there ANYTHING that's not made better with the addition of some bacon??

  7. Oh that sounds and looks yummy! I'm so tired of all the food we've eaten all these years. The same old thing week after week. I'm finally trying to step out and experiment with seasonings and new recipes. Of course Pinterest helps with the recipe search!