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Skillet Creamed Corn

Yield Makes 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon slices
  • 1/2 Vidalia onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 3 cups fresh corn kernels (about 6 ears)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • Garnish: fresh basil sprigs

How to Make It

  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon, and set aside.

  2. Sauté onion and garlic in hot drippings 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in corn; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until golden. Remove from heat.

  3. Cook flour in a large clean skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes or until golden. Gradually whisk in half-and-half until smooth. Add corn mixture, salt, and pepper; cook 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in butter and basil. Sprinkle each serving with bacon, and garnish, if desired.