School is now is session! Three days mimicked ten days. Schedule changes, reading the handbook, going over rules and regulations made for boredom. I did treat my classes Friday with these Fudgy Rocky Road Bars. They got rave reviews and some of my new students tried them out on their families and friends this weekend. That’s success! I will keep you posted about my classes, but so far so good.
Last night I tried this side dish that I have had bookmarked all summer from Katie Workman The M0m 100 Cookbook. It’s a great way to use the fresh corn that is so plentiful now. The dish is packed with flavor. I’m talking bacon, red pepper, shallots, spinach and corn. It will be a great addition to any entre, but you know what I think it would be perfect to stand alone. Just eat the whole bowlful with nothing else. Heaven.
There was just a little over a cup leftover that I heated in the microwave for lunch and then added a small fresh tomato just picked from my plant on my deck. Oh, my gosh. It was so good! Slip in some other vegetables if spinach is not your thing, but that’s my favorite part. Enjoy the last part of your summer.
Sautéed Corn, spinach, Bacon, and Scallions changed a little from Katie Workman
Yield: 4 servings
- 4 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 shallot, minced
- 3 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels ( about 4 ears)
- 1/2 cup chopped red pepper
- pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
- salt and pepper
- 2-3 scallion green and white parts sliced
- 4 cups spinach leaves
- Cook bacon in a large skillet. Drain on paper towel.
- Discard all but about a teaspoon of the bacon fat.
- Over medium heat add butter and melt.
- Add shallot, chopped red pepper, scallions. Season with salt and pepper. Add red pepper flakes if you choose.
- Cook until tender 2-3 minutes.
- Add corn. Cook for about 5 minutes. Stir often.
- Add crumbled bacon along with spinach 2 cups at the time.
- Stir until spinach leaves have wilted about 1 minute.
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39 responses to “Sauteed Corn, Spinach, Bacon, and Scallions”
i learned that this by its self is not bad at all
I learned that all of the ingredients makes it full of flavor.
I didn’t know you can make corn with so many ingridinates.
what is shallot?
i learned thats it is not that hard to make and it cooks fast
I’ve learned that you discard the bacon and leave the fat.
If you don’t like spinach you can substitute it with other vegetables.
I learned that you discard most of the bacon fat.
Just eat the whole bowlful with nothing else is good for the whole meal.
can you use mexican corn instead of off the cob?
Sauteed Corn, Spinach, Bacon, and Scallions is packed with different types of flavor
i learned that it has bacon in it.
Using bacon fat is a good idea.
You can substitute in any vegetable if you don’t like spinach.
All but a teaspoon of bacon fat has to be thrown out.
Everything but a teaspoon of bacon fat has to be thrown out.
i didnt know you have to drain bacon
make sure the spinach is wilted
Stir until spinach leaves have wilted
Discard all but about a teaspoon of the bacon fat.
It doesnt take long to make
only use a teaspoon of bacon fat
I didn’t know you could use bacon fat as added flavor.
I learned adding ingredients to leftovers will some times make the dish better
i didnt know you could sautee corn
i learned that vegetables can tast like bacon and be healthy
Bacon fat adds moisture to it
i learned that this only takes about 15 mins to cook.
you always have to cook the meat first
I learned that you can substitute a different vegetable for spinach.
i did not know you had to use that much bacon
I learned that using leftover bacon fat to saulte the vegtables will help enhance there flavor.
I learned that when shallots and scallions are done cooking they will be tender.
I learned that after the spinach leaves have wilted a little bit it’s close to being done
I learned that you have to make sure you don’t over cook the spianch.
you have to cook the bacon in a large pan and drain them
I learned that you stir the spinach until it is wilted.
you have to add a tablespoon of bacon fat
I learned you could add bacon in it.