This is a nice change from your ordinary succotash. The bacon adds a lot of flavor and goodness to the vegetables. We love the croutons on top for that extra crunch.
Succotash with Bacon and Sour Dough Croutons
½ pound bacon
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small Vidalia onion
1 clove garlic chopped
2 cups diced roma tomatoes, drained
1 pound fresh or frozen Butter peas (cooked according to directions and drained)
1 11 oz can mexicorn
1 11 oz white shoe peg corn
¼ cup basil
2 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper to taste
½ teaspoon sugar (optional)
Let’s do it-
Get your large black skillet out fry that bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels and crumble. Pour off all of the drippings but about 1½ tablespoon bacon fat. Add oil to bacon fat and cook onions over medium heat, stirring, until softened. Add your garlic and tomatoes; cook until tomatoes are heated and garlic is fragrant. It should be smelling pretty darn good right about now. Add bacon, peas, corn and basil. Stir around making sure that all of the vegetables are coated in that goodness. Cook until veggies are warm. Taste mixture and season with salt, pepper and sugar. Toss with sour dough croutons and serve immediately.
What you need-
2 cups of sour dough bread, cut in cubes
2 tablespoons olive oil
Garlic salt to taste
Brush bread with oil and season with garlic salt. Lightly oil a frying pan and heat over medium high heat until hot but not smoking. Grill bread until golden brown and toasted on both sides.