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Cajun Fried Corn (Southern Style)

Your new favorite addition to your next cookout is here; Cajun Fried Corn! This sweet corn is glazed in delicious butter, all wrapped in Cajun flavor and fried until crispy and tender all at the same time.

fried corn in a skillet

Just like Wingstop Cajun fried corn, the flavor bursts from the corn kernels as soon as you take a bite. Your cookout guests will love this new take on their favorite veggie!

Delicious Cajun Corn Recipe

After visiting some friends and driving back home, I had the most overwhelming craving for Wingstop. Something about their fries and corn always has me coming back for more, then I realized— it’s the Cajun seasoning! I love their mini cobs covered in cajun fry seasoning and then deep fried. They are totally addicting.

Now I can go home and make a similar recipe by cutting up a cob of corn and cooking it in my air fryer but that is so much work! I decided to take a page from my husband and fry it up in a cast iron skillet. Southern Style but with Wingstop’s spin on it.

Cajun corn features crispy corn kernels that burst in your mouth. No wonder this is up there with my most popular side dishes. Try it with this Cajun Garlic Cheese Bread and Andouille Orzo Bake!

This is a Cajun Corn Wingstop Recipe but made easier!! Wingstop uses smaller pieces of corn cobs to make their buttery corns, but this is much easier. And no hot oil to mess with!

labeled picture of fried corn ingredients

Ingredients Needed

Corn – Frozen corn is recommended for the large quantity, however you can use a few medium ears of fresh corn or even canned.

Unsalted butter – Use salted butter if you are in a pinch and adjust flavor accordingly, or Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter as an alternative.

Signature Cajun seasoning – Buy packets of Cajun seasoning like Slap Ya Mama Cajun seasoning, or blend together paprika, garlic powder, white and black pepper, onion powder, dried oregano, cayenne, thyme, and salt.

Heavy cream – You can always leave this out or sub chicken broth.

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How to Make Cajun Fried Corn

FIRST: Melt butter in a large skillet or large saucepan on medium heat, then add corn kernels. Stir corn to evenly coat for 5-7 minutes until softened.

SECOND: Mix in Cajun seasoning, and cook for an additional 5-8 minutes until golden brown. 

THIRD: Reduce heat to low, and stir in heavy cream for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat, seasoning with salt and pepper. Transfer corn to a serving dish and enjoy!

For the full recipe and detailed baking instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post.

wood spatula holding corn above a skillet

What Dishes go with Corn?

Corn pairs so well with so many dishes as a delightful side of veggies, now make that Cajun corn? Yum! Cajun corn is delicious with seafood that is dosed in butter. Or, Cajun corn can be a sweet and spicy note to add to a fried chicken meal. Lastly, Cajun corn would go great with a juicy cheeseburger full of onions and pickles.

What Can I Do with Leftover Corn?

Leftover corn is great for lunch the next day. Alternatively, Cajun corn could be another topping in a Southwest salad or a topping to your next nacho platter. Or, it can be a sweet addition to some tacos!

fork holding bite of corn above a bowl

How Do I Store Cajun Fried Corn?

Leftover Cajun corn is just as easy to pack away as the main dish! Cajun corn will be good in a container for up to four days, but no later. Prior to heating, add a small slice of butter to freshen the flavor.

Can I Freeze it?

Corn is a delicious side dish that even freezes just as good! In an airtight container, put the corn into the freezer. It will be consistently yummy for up to two months, ready to go for the next meal.

What Can You Add to Corn?

This corn is equal parts sweet and spicy, so it is a total open field to what you can add. You can add green chilies to heighten the spice, or tone it down with a mundane flavor of chopped tomatoes.

bowl of fried corn in front of a skillet

Tips for No Leftovers

  • Use any additional Cajun corn as a topping on tacos, southwest salad, or nachos.
  • Use Creole or Tony Chachere spice blend in a pinch. You can also use lemon pepper seasoning with a dash of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes.
  • Serve alongside fried chicken or buttered seafood!
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to four days, or freeze for up to two months.
  • Swap the cream for chicken stock.
  • Refresh the flavor with a dab of butter before heating again!
  • If you are craving actual Wingstop Cajun Corn, try frying up the mini cobs!

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wood spatula holding corn above a skillet

Cajun corn is iconic for its sweet tones mixed in with its spicy notes! As the perfect side dish, it’s an easy recipe you can pair this with any cookout fave like a seafood boil, fried chicken night, or even Taco Tuesday!

fried corn in a skillet with some swiped from center of skillet

Cajun Fried Corn

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Your new favorite addition to your next cookout is here; Cajun Fried Corn! This sweet corn is glazed in delicious butter, all wrapped in Cajun flavor and fried until crispy and tender all at the same time.

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces frozen corn kernels
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • ¼ cup heavy cream (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, over medium heat, melt the butter.
  2. When the butter is melted, add the corn kernels.
  3. Stir to coat the corn. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until the corn starts to soften.
  4. Stir in the Cajun seasoning.
  5. Continue cooking for another 5-8 minutes or until the corn starts to turn a golden brown.
  6. Reduce the heat to low.
  7. Stir in the heavy cream and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper.

Notes

  • Use any additional Cajun corn as a topping on tacos, southwest salad, or nachos.
  • Use Creole or Tony Chachere spice blend in a pinch. You can also use lemon pepper seasoning with a dash of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes.
  • Serve alongside fried chicken or buttered seafood!
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to four days, or freeze for up to two months.
  • Swap the cream for chicken stock.
  • Refresh the flavor with a dab of butter before heating again!
  • If you are craving actual Wingstop Cajun Corn, try frying up the mini cobs!
  • Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 329mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

    This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and we can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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