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Creole Corn Recipe

Creole Corn Recipe

Colorful veggies combine with bay leaf and bacon in this zippy Southern-style side dish from field editor Joyce Turley of Slaughters, Kentucky.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup each chopped green pepper and sweet red pepper
  • 2 cups chopped seeded tomatoes
  • 1 to 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels; drain, reserving drippings.
  • 2. Saute onion and peppers in drippings until tender. Add tomatoes and bay leaves. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 10 minutes.
  • 3. Add corn; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until corn is tender. Discard bay leaves. Stir in seasonings. Sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Editor's Note: The following spices may be substituted for 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and a pinch each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.