Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ashley's Creamed Corn

This might be the most requested thing I have ever made. Back home in California, I made this twice a year for the G's school Thanksgiving & Christmas pot lucks. Every time it was a hit leading to many Mom's asking me for the recipe.

Here is the recipe with step by step instructions!

You will need: 20 oz creamed corn, 8 oz milk, 8 oz heavy whipping cream, 1 tsp salt, pinch of pepper, 6 tsp sugar, 2 Tb flour & about 3 Tb softened butter.

(Usually I triple this recipe because Mr. G can eat 20 oz of this on his own!)

Add corn, milk, cream, salt, sugar, and a pinch of pepper to your pan & bring to a boil. 
 While you wait for ingredients to heat up, mix up 2 Tb flour with 2 Tb softened butter with a fork like this:

Mix until combined. You will have a paste that looks like this:
(This is a really important step. The flour will thicken your creamed corn but if you added flour alone it would clump up. Mixing it with butter helps it dissolve smoothly into your dish!)

Once your corn begins to boil, lower the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. 

Next add your butter/flour mixture to the simmering corn.

 Return to a boil and simmer an additional 2-5minutes until the corn has thickened.

Look at this creamy corn! Yum!

Pour the finished corn into an ovenproof baking dish. You could stop here but I add a little extra to make this dish more grown up...

Slice a Tb of butter thinly and put the slices on top of your corn (the butter immediately melted so it's hard to see...but it's there. I used 5 slices on mine). Then sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.

Broil in the oven until the butter is melted and cheese has slightly browned.

 You're done! Pretty AND delicious! I promise this dish will always please!

Here's the recipe:

20 ounces frozen corn
8 ounces milk
8 ounced heavy whipping cream
6 teaspoons white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 pinch of pepper
3 tablespoons softened butter
2 tablespoons flour
shredded parmesan cheese to taste

What to do:
Combine corn, milk, cream, sugar, salt & pepper in a pan and bring to a boil.
Simmer mixture 5 minutes.
While mixture simmers, mix 2 of the tablespoons of softened butter with 2 tablespoons flour until combined. 
Once mixture has simmered 5minutes, add flour/butter mixture
Bring to a boil again and simmer 2 minutes or until thickened. 

Pour finished corn mixture into an ovenproof baking dish. 
Dot with remaining tablespoon of butter and sprinkle with shredded parmesan cheese.

Broil on high until cheese is lightly browned.

Serve as a side dish & enjoy!!

-Mrs. G

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