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Smoky Corn & Peas
2 slices bacon (I used peppered bacon), cut into 1/2" bits
2 Tbsp butter
1 lb fresh peas, shelled
2 fresh ears corn (shucked, of course)
salt & pepper
Put a small bowl upside down inside a large bowl. Stand the corn up on end on the smaller bowl and, using a sharp knife, cut down the length of the cob, removing the kernels from the ear. Rotate the ear slightly and repeat until all the kernels are cut off the corn, then run the back edge of the knife against the cob to release any remaining corn "juice."
In a large saute pan, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp; remove bacon & drain on paper towels, leaving the bacon grease in the pan. Add the butter to the pan and let it melt, then throw in the fresh peas and corn. Season with salt & pepper to taste, and cook just until the veggies are heated through, but the peas still retain their texture - about 3-4 minutes. Add the bacon bits back in and serve immediately.