Bacon and Corn Nuggets (plus Variations)

Introduction: Bacon and Corn Nuggets (plus Variations)

About: I'm "retired", and now have time for all the creative things I've done since I was a child. I especially like anything with texture.....fabric, wood, glass, stones....even rusty objects. I have a LARGE fabric…

Depending on what all you put in these, they could be an entire meal that you can pick up, and eat.
We used to make a batch on Sunday evening, and have with beer while watching football.

They can be a yummy warm vegetarian meal, or served as a side dish, or appetizer.

These are good left-over the next day. They aren't as crunchy as when they were first cooked, but make a really good breakfast.
They are GREAT to grab and go as you head out the door to work or school.

I love corn, but have naver liked corn in other dishes.....this is the one exception!

Step 1: Step 1 the Recipe and Options

I will add variations at the end

1 box of your favorite corn muffin mix. I used JIFFY because it's readily available (at least in the US) and is VERY inexpensive.
1 C frozen corn thawed (fresh may be used)
2 whole eggs
4 slices of bacon cooked, and crumbled
1/2 C chopped onion
1/2 C chopped red bell pepper 

Oil for frying

 2 cups of corn
Green Bell Pepper or a combination of sweet and hot peppers
1/2 - 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1.5 Tablespoons of any combination of spices like Garlic, Rosemary, Thyme, Basil
Sprinkle with Freshly ground sea salt or Parmesan cheese while still hot

Step 2: Step 2 the Tools, and Method (chop and Mix)

Sharp Knife
Cutting Board
Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons
Fork, or wisk
Medium Bowl
Medium sauce pan, or deep fryer
Candy thermometer
Paper towels

Cook bacon by whichever method you prefer. When it is cooled, crumble it into bowl.
While the bacon is cooling, chop the veggies and add to the bowl.
Combine the rest of the ingredients....EXCEPT the oil,  to the bowl and mix well.

Step 3: Step 3 Heat, and Sizzle

Heat about 2 inches of the oil in the sauce pan to 350° (use a thermometer)

Drop batter by rounded Tablespoon into oil, using caution to hold the spoon close to the hot oil to avoid splatter.

Step 4: Step 4 Cook, and Flip (turn)

Turn/turn once, Fry until golden brown on both sides, and cooked through.

Remove to paper towels to drain.

Step 5: Step 5 SERVE, and Enjoy

Serve as an appetizer with a dip (use Ranch Dressing) or make your own using Mayo and Mustard or Salsa

Serve with fresh ground sea salt or Parmesan Cheese

Serve with a little warm syrup, or a dusting of sugar for breakfast

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    10 years ago on Introduction

    During the 2 yrs I spent in a nursing home for rehab and learning to walk again, I missed cooking so much. Typically, institutional food is NOT good. But, there were a few things on the menu that were good. Thankfully for those times the food wasn't what I liked, I did have access to a microwave and my hubby kept me stocked with easy to nuke foods. I even made spaghetti and alfredo with jarred sauces. Anyway, I digress. There was one evening I completely shocked the kitchen staff because my finickiness was very well known, especially concerning veggies. I almost never had any kind of veggie, except potatoes, and oddly sauteed onions on the rare occasions they had those. So for me to wheel myself to the doorway of the kitchen and tell the staff that the corn nuggets were AWESOME caused some shock! People looked at me as if I'd lost it. It was the first time I'd had them and I fell in <3 with them, and each time they fixed them, they ended up giving me extra. And then after all of the trays had been sent out, I'd stop by the kitchen to see if there were any left and usually left with a bowl piled full.

    So to find a recipe that is this easy to make and has one of the best meats ever with it is so wonderful! I cannot wait to try to make these. I do think based on the ones I enjoyed so much, that adding the creamed corn would make them even more wonderful! Can't wait to make these!


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I also had to be in rehab after some serious surgery. I am a cook and the food I was served was awful! Thank goodness my friend would visit and bring me some good things to eat! After I got home, I too had to use a chair in the kitchen and hold on to the counters. I started using my computer chair with cushions in the seat! I would raise the height of the chair and put a thick cushion in the seat. I could now have my hands free and roll around my kitchen!

    I love corn fritters and have been looking for a good recipe....I hope this is it! It certainly sounds like a good one! Good luck to you!


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    OMG I hope you're home, and able to cook up a storm.....if not already, then SOON!

    My Daughter In Law makes her Corn Fritters with creamed corn AND frozen corn, and her's are pretty sweet. I really liked them a lot too.

    Let me know how your recipe comes out


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah I am home. Got home in Nov. I don't cook as often as I'd like because I haven't gotten my energy back but I cook some. I have had to make some changes in how I do things, such as a bar stool at the counter so I can sit on it and be at a good height to chop things, watch things on the stove top and be able to stir things etc. I am at a good height to do dishes. I still can't carry anything 2 handed because I can't walk w/o support so one hand MUST be resting on the counter to support me. So putting things in the oven is a bit tricky and if I use glass baking dishes, I generally have hubby or son put the items in the oven. And I tend to have to start meals kinda early because I do have to go a lot slower doing things than I used to so something that says takes 30 min of prep work, I'll give myself at least an hour to account for small breaks to give my hand a moment of not gripping the knife or a spoon to stir something thick, etc.

    One night I my 10 yr old wanted shrimp scampi. He LOVES to cook and has been in the kitchen with me since he was 2. He asked for a knife set and his own measuring cups, etc for Christmas when he was 4 or 5. And got em, but it was the first time we made him wait until we told him there were rules about the gift he was about to open and that once he opened it. we'd tell him the rules. He was ok with that and we told him he HAD to tell us he wanted to use the knives because we needed to be with him. Then we said if he was not actively cutting, the knife needed to be laying on the cutting board. If he needed to reach for something, lay the knife down, if he needed to get down from the chair, lay the knife down, lay the knife down before talking with your hands, etc. I think because we gave the rules and closely supervised him at first, he learned to be safe and now I would be comfortable if he went to cook something on his own and it required cutting things, I'd let him do it. Thankfully he's only had small little cuts from the times he was using a dull knife. Anyway, I got the recipe for him and said he was in charge, I'd help but this was his baby. He assigned me the task of taking shells off of the shrimp and he did the most work to make the shrimp. I have to say it turned out really well.

    I am hoping this weekend to make the bacon and corn nuggets but am not sure what we're doing. I will definitely let you know how they came out. I noticed you like crafting. My Mom knits, quilts, crochets, and does some beading. She tried to teach me to knit and it did not go well. I think because I am a lefty and she was trying to teach me to knit left handed. Had she taught me as she did anyone else, it may have worked. Interestingly enough, my son learned a bit of knitting and crocheting and definitely sews better than I do. He learned and then stopped for awhile but over the weekend picked it back up.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    My husband was in a bad motorcycle accident several years back, and he has to use a stool in the kitchen because it hurts to stand and bend over the counter, sink or stove. He found that using a rolling stool works much better for him. He had one that he used to use in the garage. Maybe something like that would work for you, so you could "roll" to the oven. I've even seen some in catalogs with a back and arms.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I <3 Corn Fritters. You should try with a can of cream-style corn in the mix.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    My DIL uses this recipe and uses 1 can (or maybe it's 1 Cup) of creamed corn, and 1 Cup of frozen corn (thawed).....I'll have to give it a try!