Helping Hands in the Kitchen: Street Fried Corn

The street fried corn is spiced with a variety of seasonings, including chili powder, salt, and lime juice

This dish is a perfect side dish for any barbecue or gathering and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. This recipe is simple, yet flavorful, combining the sweetness of corn with spicy and tangy flavors of the toppings. So, let’s get started and learn how to make this delicious dish that will leave everyone asking for more!

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EQUIPMENT: Skillet with lid, spoon, knife, can opener, bowl


  • 1 tbsp cooking oil (olive oil, Ghee, butter)
  • 1 – 12oz bag frozen corn (OR 3 full corn ears, shucked & cut off cob; OR 2 ea 13oz cans yellow/white corn, drained and rinsed)
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (or 1 tbsp dried cilantro)
  • 1/3 cup cheese, crumbled (e.g. feta, Mexican blend, Cojita)
  • To taste, salt and lime juice
  • 1 tsp red pepper (optional)


  1. In a medium skillet, heat oil on medium low. Add corn and sauté for 7-9 minutes, until the corn starts to ‘fry’ (partial browning).
  2. Put corn in a bowl to cool off for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Mix in lime juice, mayonnaise, paprika, black pepper and salt. Let cool for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Mix in cilantro and cheese.
  5. Serve in a bowl by itself warm or refrigerate for 10-15 minutes to enjoy it chilled. Enjoy!



Paprika is the result of a range of finely ground red pepper seeds, that ranges in color, smell, and taste. Use of it has shown to help with heart health conditions (“spice of life”), host of many natural vitamins and minerals, great for eye health, natural increase to metabolism, and source for weight loss goals.

Cilantro is the leaf to the coriander seed, and part of the food family that includes parsley, carrots, and celery. It’s nutritional content consist of antioxidants, protects against cancer and UBV radiation in skin health, helps to remove heavy metals and toxins in the body, reduces pain and inflammation, and serves as a natural preservative – similarly to salt. It contains high traces of natural vitamins and minerals.

Left: Corn
Right: Cilantro

Recipe provided by LA Dixon
Maryland University of Integrative Health