Thursday, November 19, 2009

Creamed Corn


2 cups fresh corn, cut off cob if possible
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
salt and pepper

Cut the kernels off the cob, then using the back of the knife, scrape the cob. Melt the butter in a saute pan, then add the corn (only use the sugar if using frozen corn). As you stir the corn, gently mash some of the kernels, and cook over medium heat for about five minutes. Add the cream, and cook, stirring frequently, until the starch from the corn thickens the cream. Salt and pepper to taste.

You can make an alternative version by turning the heat up high after adding the cream so it will caramelize. Excellent either way. I made this last night and thoroughly enjoyed the simplicity. I used canned corn and NO SUGAR.


Scott / Lori said...

This sounds so great, just in time for Thanksgiving! I have never had homemade creamed corn. Does anyone know if it would work with frozen corn? I want to try this!

Tawnie said...

mmmm. That's sounds so yummy. Thanks!!! And Lori, yes I think frozen corn would work great. Do you use Costco's delicious frozen corn?

Scott / Lori said...

Tawnie I have never bought the corn there. I am sure it is a better deal, I will have to check it out, thanks for the tip!

Tawnie said...

I made this tonight with the frozen corn from Costco. It is inexpensive and delicious all on it's own but this recipe was sooo good. My daughter kept saying it was the best corn she's ever tasted. Thanks for sharing. It will be made often around here.