Monday, September 8, 2014

Homestyle Creamed Corn

Hello friends!  How are your gardens?  Anyone have amazing farm markets?  Actually any farmers market is amazing, isn't it?  I told you I was on a farmer's market kick!  If we go to the work to grow all of this produce, we must have great recipes to use them on, right?

 I must admit, (hanging my head) I kind of dig creamed corn in a can.  Don't judge.   However, I had never tried to make it homemade.  Oh for heaven's sake, homemade creamed corn is an entirely different bird people!  I don't do fancy and hard, you all know that.  I am a real woman with a real family, and I blog, what we eat, we eat what I blog.  Plain and simple.  I knew if I could make some amazing creamed corn, I would be a rock star.   This was so thick, and so delicious and such a huge beginners luck dish!  I usually have to test a recipe a few times, to get it just how I want it.  I got the "do NOT mess with this one" vibe after eating it the first time.    So you are getting this one straight off of my stove! 
I am notorious for taking veggies and making them as unhealthy as possible.  Corn isn't so great for us anyway, so I don't feel bad with this one.  I can tell this is a new staple side for big meals for us from now one!  I hope you enjoy it, it is so easy, and very worth the 10 minutes of time it takes!

1 T butter
1/4 cup FINELY chopped red bell pepper
2 tbsp. flour
1 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 cups corn (use it off the cob, or thawed out frozen corn, takes about 6-8 ears)
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper

In a cast iron (or any skillet you choose), melt your butter.  When it is melted add in your bell pepper and sauté for a couple of minutes.  Add in the corn, and stir.  Sprinkle in the flour and stir and let it cook for a minute.  When the flour is incorporated, add in milk, cream, salt and pepper.  Stir to combine.  IF you are using fresh corn off the cob, let simmer on LOW, for 15-20 minutes and then let sit, for 10 minutes.  If you are using frozen corn that you have thawed out, simmer for 10 minutes and let sit for 10 minutes.  It will thicken GORGEOUSLY and the taste is..........perfection.

ACK!  Even my husband LOVED it!


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