Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Creamed Corn the Healthy Way


I look forward to Thanksgiving for so many reasons but the food is of course one of those reasons. There are certain foods that we just associate with the holidays. This creamed corn is one of those foods. Don't ask me why I seem to only make this at the holidays though. It is a simple recipe that tastes oh so good. My daughter always gets excited when she knows I am making it.

One of the things I love so much about this recipe is that the corn comes out so creamy and sweet but there is no, yes I said NO heavy cream in it and trust me, you will never miss it!


Creamed Corn 

  • 6 ears corn, shucked
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt and white pepper to taste

Spread a clean dish cloth over your cutting board, it helps to keep the kernels from bouncing around and makes for easy transfer. Using a sharp knife cut the corn kernels off the cob over the towel. Transfer the corn to a bowl. Using the back of a heavy chef's knife, scrape the cobs thoroughly to release the remainder of the corn off the cob into the bowl, making sure to include any corn "milk" that is released from the cob.
Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once melted, add the corn and flour to the pan and cook, stirring often, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the water, salt and pepper, and continue to cook, stirring occasionally. A crust will form on the bottom of the pan from time to time so make sure to scrape the bottom of the pan well when stirring and continue to cook, stirring frequently towards the end, until the corn is very creamy, 30 to 40 minutes.

Serves 4
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6 comments:

  1. Should the corn be already cooked on the cob or raw?

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  2. This is a great recipe...made it tonight and added some peas and a sprinkle of Italian Seasoning. I used frozen corn and peas and it was perfect.

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    1. Fantastic! Thanks for letting me know it works with frozen corn :)

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    2. How many ounces of frozen corn did you use?

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    3. I would sub approx 1 cup of frozen corn per ear. I have never made this with frozen corn before so I would be curious to see how it comes out.

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