What Goes With Corn

8 Amazing Corn Pairings For You To Try

· September 14, 2022

Corn Pairings

After spending hours scouring recipe books and conducting tasting experiments, I've found the following flavor pairings all go well with Corn. Click on any match to view its flavor matches.

  • Bacon

    E.g. Bacon, cashew and caramel corn.When pairing ingredients it's very easy to get trapped into thinking of them in their common form.

    Corn is a great example of this. When considering corn with bacon it's easy to just think fresh corn in soups or salads but you also have other avenues with the other forms such as popped corn.

    "Errm pop corn is hardly exciting" you may grumble but Theresa Gilliam's decadent use of pop corn with bacon will change your mind.

    As she says

    This is a very speical caramel corn, so save it for very special movie nights or events. Theresa Gilliam - "Bacon 24/7"

    Her recipe calls for popped corn to be mixed with bacon bits, salted cashews, butter, apple brandy and heavy cream.

  • Goats cheese

    E.g. Sweetcorn polenta.Yotam Ottolenghi shares his recipe in the guardian for a freshly made polenta made by substituting the main ingredient cornmeal for fresh corn. The result is a much softer and sweeter polenta.

    To balance this sweetness he combines savory ingredients like egg plant. However, it's the feta cheese which really delivers the salty sour contrast required to keep the dish in check.