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Creamed Sweet Corn

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When you’re tired of gnawing corn off the cob, creamed corn makes a nice alternative. Until I started to make “creamed” corn, my only experience with this method of preparing sweet corn was eating it from a can, usually when camping, and most times layered with ham and Swiss cheese in a jaffle cooked in the coals of the campfire. It tasted okay, but commercially processed foods can never match up to home prepared recipes.
Grand daughters who find messy fingers “icky”, but love corn, led me to explore different way to prepare corn off the cob at the height of the recent season.
They gobbled down corn fritters, corn pancakes, corn risotto cakes and there was no complaint about the homemade creamed corn either.

2 cobs of sweet corn, kernels only

1 cob of sweet corn extra, kernels onlyCreamed corn ingreds

1/4 cup water

1 cheek of red capsicum

2 spring onions

1 clove garlic

1 tablespoon butter

2 teaspoons maize flour

2 tablespoons cream

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Bring the kernels from the 2 cobs of corn to the boil in the water, lower the heat and steam for 10 minutes. Drain the corn and reserve the cooking water. Purée the steamed corn.

Finely dice the red pepper, slice the spring onion and garlic. Melt the butter add the pepper, onion and garlic and sauté until soft.

Stir it into the corn purée and mix in the remaining corn kernels.

Mix the maize flour and cream to a slurry. Return the corn to the heat, stir in the cream and cook stirring constantly until thick.

Adjust the consistency using the reserved corn cooking water.

Season generouslywith sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Serve immediately.

Serves 4-6 as an accompaniment.

About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

11 comments on “Creamed Sweet Corn

  1. marymtf
    April 26, 2013

    I’m a creamed corn fan. Will have to try this soon.

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  2. Karen (Back Road Journal)
    April 26, 2013

    My husband loves creamed corn and your recipe sounds wonderful.

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  3. ohlidia
    April 25, 2013

    I love creamed corned and again, I have to confess that I’ve only ever had it from a tin! Thanks for another great recipe!

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    • ladyredspecs
      April 25, 2013

      Glad to share, so simple to make, give it a try come corn season! 😃

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  4. chef mimi
    April 23, 2013

    I would definitely eat this!

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  5. ChgoJohn
    April 23, 2013

    This recipe takes me back to my childhood. How I loved creamed corn! Thanks for sharing.

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    • ladyredspecs
      April 23, 2013

      It’s a pleasue. You are probably more familiar with a homemade version of this dish than my fellow countryman!

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  6. Darya
    April 22, 2013

    Oh… I cannot wait for fresh corn season here in France! Lovely recipe!

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This entry was posted on April 22, 2013 by in Food, Gluten Free, Light Savoury Dishes, Side Dishes & Salads, Vegetarian and tagged , , , .
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