Sauteed Mexicorn

Sauteed Mexicorn comes from fresh sweet corn cut off the cob with bacon, peppers,  onions and seasonings for a quick and delicious summer side dish.
Sauteed Mexicorn

Sauteed Mexicorn

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Sauteed Mexicorn is  my recipe of the day with Farmer’s Market Week. I’ll be sharing recipes every day this week  with a ton of other bloggers so we can all enjoy the best of summer’s bounty when it comes to fresh market produce.

Sauteed Mexicorn

Today I am sharing my time-honored recipe for  Mexicorn, which I like to make with corn cut straight from the cob. You can make it in  winter with frozen corn as well.

Considering  I live in southwest  Ohio,  which is an island in a sea  of American  corn, it is easy to find here straight from the growers. I’ll buy it  all  season long and prepare it many ways and I won’t forget to cut even more corn straight off the cobs, freeze it flat on a baking sheet to pack the kernels up frozen. It’s all part of buying local.

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Sauteed Mexicorn

The  Mexicorn cooks up easily in just a few  minutes. I use  poblano pepper in this but you can use bell pepper or  whatever mild pepper you have. Jalapeno would be too spicy, but you could add a little.

The idea is to not be spicy hot but just savory and full of flavor.If you love this half as much as I do you will keep it on your menu board.

Sauteed Mexicorn

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Sauteed Mexicorn

Sauteed Mexicorn

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Tex-Mex


  • 4 fresh ears corn shucked and kernels cut from cob
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup cubanelle pepper or poblano pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 4 slices bacon cut into lardons
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 scallions sliced
  • 1/4 cup half and half or milk


  • Place cut bacon into a skillet and cook until crisp. set bacon aside.
  • Add the onion and chopped peppers to the drippings and cook until tender.
  • Add the garlic, butter, salt, pepper, sugar, cumin, corn and scallions; cook for 2-3 minutes or until corn is cooked.
  • Stir in the half and half and bacon and cook 1-2 minutes more.
  • Serve hot.


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Sauteed Mexicorn

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