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Creamed Corn with Bacon

Glass bowl full of warm creamed corn with bacon bits

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Ingredients

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  • 2 strips bacon, diced (optional)
  • reserved bacon grease (optional)
  • 1/2 cup. heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 oz. cream cheese, cubed
  • 1.5 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1.5 Tbsp. masa harina
  • 1 (10 oz.) bag frozen corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup. water
  • freshly ground salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. If using bacon, cook diced bacon in a large pan over mid-high heat until crispy. Take out bacon and set aside. Leave the drippings in the pan. Otherwise, skip to next step.
  2. Add the heavy cream and heat until it is warm. Then, add the butter and cream cheese to the pan and let melt.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the sugar and masa harina together, then add to cream mixture and mix.
  4. Add the bag of frozen corn, while still frozen.
  5. Add the water and mix. Heat until warm.
  6. Add the bacon back in the corn (if using) and mix.
  7. Season with ground salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste and mix.
  8. Serve as a side with your favorite meal.