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Creamed Corn

Fresh corn!

It’s that time of year again…. CORN SEASON! They are on sale at the grocery store this week for 19 cents each. For me, that means 8 ears of corn for less than $2! And are they ever good right now.

They are so sweet and tender, you can eat them as is. Raw, without even cooking it, they taste like heaven! Needless to say, I have been back at the store three times already. We’ve been eating corn almost everyday!

The first batch, we simply boiled on the cob. The next two batches, we made creamed corn. The second batch of creamed corn was made because the first was so darn good, the pot was gone in one sitting and there’s only 4 of us. So I vowed to make a little bit more next time.

Cut the corn off the cob

Creamed corn is so easy and simple that I hadn’t even thought of blogging it until I realized that my daughters didn’t know how to cook it! I suppose I thought that they would just observe me making it (they’ve helped me make it often enough) and learn that way. I hadn’t realized that I never talked them through the steps and ingredients. So this time around, we noted measurements and steps.

If you’ve never made creamed corn, then I hope this helps you too.

Cook until thick, bubbly and creamy

By the way, you can make creamed corn with frozen or canned corn; but I think nothing beats the taste of sweet, juicy, in season corn when you can get it.

Creamed Corn
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Serves: 4-5
 
This is probably the simplest creamed corn recipe you'll find. I have tried additions of spices and variations on thickeners for the cream, but when you have fresh, sweet corn, I believe simplicity is the best way to concentrate the natural flavors.
Ingredients
  • 8-10 Fresh corn, cut off the cob
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Corn Starch
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
Instructions
  1. Place the corn in a pan and add the butter on top.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the milk, cornstarch and salt and mix well.
  3. Pour milk mixture over the corn.
  4. Cook on low until it comes to a low boil/simmer, about 10-15 minutes.
Notes
When you have young sweet corn, it doesn't need to cook long. Later in the season you may have to cook the corn a bit longer until it is tender. If you noticed, there is no plated photo of this dish. It was so good, we forgot to take a picture! :)

 

Here are other variations for creamed corn:

Creamed Corn from Simply Recipes with paprika.

Rudy’s Creamed Corn from Blue Bonnets and Brownies has cream cheese added to it!

Coconut Creamed Corn from Eating Well for you who cannot take dairy, this is a really good alternative.

 

 

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I am a terrible housekeeper but I do love to cook so it all evens out in the end. I like to try new recipes that I think my family will like. However, I am not one to follow all recipes to the letter. I tend to tweak and change the recipes based on what I have on hand and how I am feeling at the time. Feel free to share your versions, I just might try it out next time I make the dish again.

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One Response to "Creamed Corn"

  1. Dexie says:

    Ahhh fresh corn. I love fresh corn during the summer. Sometimes I buy too much I don’t know what to do with them, haha. I’ll keep this in mind :)

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