Corn Succotash & "Bernzomatic" Bacon

Corn Succotash &


Method for Corn Stock

  1. In a medium sauce pot, combine 2 quarts water, 6 corncobs, garlic & shallots, 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  2. Simmer over medium heat for 45 minutes
  3. Strain liquid into small sauce pot
  4. Add 1 cup corn kernels and simmer for 15 minutes
  5. Pour into blender and puree until smooth while adding 2 tablespoons of whole butter
  6. Season with salt and pepper

Method for vegetables

  1. Blanch asparagus & fava beans separately in 4 quarts of roiling boiling water
  2. Remove and shock in ice water

Method for Roasted Corn

  1. In a small bowl, mix 1 cup corn kernels, 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, and season with salt and pepper
  2. Spread on a flat baking tray and bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes

Method for Tomatoes

  1. Score tip of each tomato with pairing knife and blanch in roiling boiling water for 10 seconds
  2. Remove and shock in ice water

Method for Bacon

Method for bacon

  1. In a cast iron skillet, crisp both sides of bacon over medium heat
  2. In a small bowl, add maple syrup and brown sugar, microwave mixture for 30 seconds

Method for plating

Method for plating

  1. In a medium sized sauce pan, add corn puree, roasted corn, fava beans and asparagus
  2. Bring to simmer, adjust seasoning with salt and pepper
  3. Serve in a cast iron skillet and place bacon slabs in the center of the skillet
  4. Drizzle 1 teaspoons of maple syrup mixture over each slab of bacon and brûlée with torch
  5. Garnish with blanched tomatoes


What You'll Need


DuraCast™ 4000 Torch

Product Info


  • 6 ears of corn, kernels removed and cobs reserved
  • 4 garlic cloves (sliced)
  • 1 large shallot (sliced)
  • 1 cup asparagus, tips blanched in salted water
  • 1/2 cup favs beans, blanched in salted water
  • 2 cups corn kernels
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 4 1/2 inch thick x 4 inch pieces of smoked, uncured bacon
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of whole butter
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme