Food Geek Friday: Creamy Corn with Bacon (Dairy-Free)

This has always been an interesting time of year for me. I start craving comfort foods (especially with an ever-growing to-do list happening) but it's just too damn hot to be bothered with that nonsense. Even if this summer has been no where near as brutal as summers past.

Last Saturday, I picked up corn among other things from one of the newest farmers markets in the area, BRIT on the first Saturday of the month. (Corn came from Cold Springs Farm - organic and ALWAYS delicious. Tell Bev I said Hi!) I LOVE fresh corn and there are so many different ways to make it. As I looked to see what else I had in the fridge - and the comfort food craving still nagging - creamy was the way to go.

With added bacon...because...Bacon.

Creamy Corn with Bacon (Dairy-Free)

Creamy corn with bacon (dairy free) - Organizing with a Side of FabulousIngredients

  • Fresh corn on the cob
  • Coconut cream (see note)
  • Bacon
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Cayenne pepper (optional)

Directions

  1. Chop bacon. Saute in pan until done. Remove bacon from pan, leaving grease.
  2. While bacon is cooking, slice corn off cob. After bacon is removed from pan, add corn, salt and pepper. Saute for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add coconut cream, bacon and cayenne if using. Simmer until cream is melted and everything is hot and well-incorporated.

Enjoy!

NOTES:

  • I get coconut cream by placing a can of full-fat coconut milk in the fridge for a minimum of overnight to a full day. The milk will separate into creme the thickness of Greek Yogurt and a milky coconut water. Bonus tip from a friend of mine - open the BOTTOM of the can and then pour water off the top. Easier than scooping out the solid top.
  • Can also make with chopped, fresh jalapeno. If so, toss it in the pan with the corn.
  • Vegan/vegetarian alternative: saute the corn in coconut oil or fat of choice. Add smoked paprika to replace smokiness of the bacon.

What is your favorite way to make corn?