These Southern Cajun Fried Corn are super easy to make and come together in under 30 minutes. Serve them as a side or as an appetizer (vegetarian, gluten-free).
About Cajun Fried Corn
Cajun Fried Corn is a lip-smacking Southern Style snack that has spicy, buttery flavors with a little bit of earthiness.
It is an easy and quick recipe where sweet corn kernels are flavored with cajun seasoning, paprika, cayenne powder, chicken stock, and butter. This is how they make it in Missouri!
This Southern Cajun Corn is a perfect summer snack when you crave something light and delicious.
You can also serve it as a snack with your evening tea or coffee or as a munchie with your cocktails or mocktails for your house parties.
I sometimes serve it as a side dish with my Southern-style dinners.
This recipe is super versatile. You can add other ingredients like bacon dripping to season it further or add heavy cream for that creamy texture. Once it is ready, you can also garnish it with crispy bacon. Yum!
Double or triple the recipe if making it for a crowd.
Want to try a few more corn recipes, then here are a few of my favorites
Sweet Corn – I used frozen corn kernels to make this recipe but you can definitely shuck fresh corn and use the kernels.
Cajun Seasoning – Make it at home using my easy Cajun Seasoning recipe or buy a bottle.
Cayenne Pepper and Smoked Paprika – Increase or decrease the amount depending on your taste.
Butter – Butter adds a rich taste to this recipe that no other ingredient will do. Use salted or unsalted butter.
Chicken Stock – Chicken stock makes the corn extra flavorful. To make the recipe vegetarian, use veg stock instead.
How To Make Cajun Fried Corn
Heat 1 tablespoon butter (salted or unsalted) in a skillet over medium heat.
Once the butter is melted, add
- ½ cup chicken stock
- 2 teaspoon cajun seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
and mix well.
- 3 cups of corn kernels
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
and mix well.
Reduce the heat to low and cover the skillet with a lid.
Cook for 10-12 minutes until the corn is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Stir a few times in between cooking.
Check for salt and pepper and add more if needed.
These Cajun Corn will last in the fridge for a good 3 to 4 days when stored properly in an air-tight container.
Reheat them in a pan or microwave until nice and warm before serving.
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Southern Cajun Fried Corn Recipe
- 3 cups sweet corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
- 1 tablespoons butter (salted or unsalted)
- ½ cup chicken stock (use vegetable stock for a vegetarian recipe)
- 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika (or to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper powder (or to taste)
- ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)
- Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat.
- Once the butter is melted, add chicken stock, cajun seasoning, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper powder, and mix well.
- Add corn kernels, salt, and pepper and mix well.
- Reduce the heat to low and cover the skillet with a lid.
- Cook for 10-12 minutes until the corn is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Stir a few times while cooking.
- Check for salt and pepper and add more if needed.
- Serve hot.