Thursday, September 23, 2010

Crop Craze

Depending on where you live, there may be a bountiful amount of fresh corn in the supermarkets at an amazingly low price right now. I love fresh corn and I love finding new creative ways to use up that super cheap super sweet maize. The corn I used for this dish was probably the cheapest I have ever gotten fresh corn. It was free! My sister in law, Allison purchased it for a family cookout and we didn't end up using it during the meal. When it came time for volunteers to take the fresh corn home, I was front and center. I wasn't sure what I would do with it, but I knew I wanted it and I knew it would end up in something delicious. I just couldn't have imagined it would have been this delicious. This is a great quick and easy side dish that could be served along side any weeknight meal or even star in a special holiday meal like Thanksgiving. You must give it a try.

Corn Pudding
Adapted from Southern Living
July 2001

Yield: Makes 8 servings

  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 cups fresh corn kernels (about 6 ears)

Remove kernels from the cob using a sharp knife or a corn zipper.

Combine first 4 ingredients.

Whisk together eggs, whipping cream, and butter.

Gradually add sugar mixture, whisking until smooth; stir in corn.

Pour mixture into a lightly greased 8 x8-inch square baking dish.

Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until golden brown and set. Let stand 5 minutes.

*3 cups frozen whole kernel corn or canned shoepeg corn, drained, may be substituted.

Click Here for My Adapted Printable Recipe


megan said...

don't you love when you get leftover food for free? This looks good! :)

Carrie said...

YUM! I love this kind of stuff. It's corn season here but starting to go out of season. I will have to get some for this before that.

Anonymous said...

Was I invited to this family cookout?!?!?

Your sister,

Sush said...

Great recipe, but I am waiting anxiously to hear about you and all things in development phase...Please?!!?

Caroline said...

Oh E...that looks so good. I love corn pudding. Comfort food from my childhood. Yours looks so delicious. I want to jump into the picture. Thanks for posting this one.

MaryBeth said...

Delish....we would so totally love this for dinner. We have a great deal of fresh sweet corn that I took off the cob and froze. I will have to try this one for sure.

Dipped Berry said...

These dishes looking so delicious and unique.