Eat This Now: Deep Fried Corn at Off the Bone Barbeque

Deep fried corn from Off the Bone Barbeque (photo by Carol Shih)
Deep fried corn from Off the Bone Barbeque (photo by Carol Shih)

Last week, I took a trip down barbecue lane with Matt Shelley and the BBQ Snob (aka Daniel Vaughn, Texas Monthly‘s barbecue editor). I can’t even recall our conversation at Off the Bone Barbeque; I was so preoccupied with a beautiful container of cheese fries, loaded up with green onions, bacon, brisket, peppers, and all this other good, but bad-for-you stuff.

But the fried corn was by far the best part of the meal.

There’s a man who stands next to a fryer at Off Bone Barbeque at South Lamar Street, and his sole job is to handle all the oily, greasy side orders. I don’t know his name, but I’m in love with him. His deep fried corn is an amazing two-dollars-worth of crispy, crackly corn kernels, seasoned with spice. Squeeze a little lime love over the corn before you start, and you’re life is gold.