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Friday, May 20, 2011

country creamed corn


I just love corn.  It's one of my favorite side dishes in the world...I wouldn't put it past me to eat it for breakfast!  Usually I just grab a can of corn...generally creamed corn...from the grocery store every time I go.  This time I decided to up the nutritional value and just make it myself.  The results were so amazing that I'm never going back to canned corn again!


What I love most about this recipe is that it's convenient (you can use frozen corn if you don't have fresh) and it only takes 10 minutes.  It was so easy that I'm not sure that I can really call it cooking!


Start by plopping some butter in a skillet with some green (or regular) onions.  Saute for about 2-3 minutes, or until the onions are tender.


Then, dump in a bag of frozen corn...doesn't even need to be thawed first!  Cover and leave it alone for 5 minutes, or until the corn is cooked.


Now...here's the very important step that I forgot to take a picture of (sorry!).  Mix together some cornstarch, milk, water, salt and pepper.  Stir this mixture into the corn and bring it to a boil.  Cook it for about 2 minutes, or until it's thickened.


Like I said...easy!


Country Creamed Corn
1/4 cup chopped green onion (or finely chopped regular onion)
2 T. butter
16 oz. frozen (or fresh) corn
1 T. cornstarch
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup water
1/4-1/2 t. each salt and pepper

Saute onions in butter about 2-3 minutes, or until tender.  Stir in corn; cover and cook about 5 minutes until heated.  In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients.  Stir into corn, and bring to a boil.  Cook, uncovered, for about 2 minutes or until thickened.  Serves 6.


Variation: Use almond milk or other milk substitute and dairy-free Smart Balance for a diary-free or IBS diet.

5 comments:

  1. I love creamed corn - and I love how this recipes doesn't involve large quantities of cream cheese or sour cream! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love easy side dish recipes and creamed corn is one of my favorites!

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  3. My dad loves creamed corn. So do I. Thanks for the easy "do it yourself" recipe :) :) love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

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  4. Diabetic I cant eat corn because of sugar in it.

    Pamela
    Ohio

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  5. Thanks so much for your visit! So funny we both did creamed corn posts!

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