Saturday, August 22, 2009

Creamed Corn

I needed creamed corn for this recipe. I have never even eaten creamed corn, but it sounded like a critical ingredient, so I looked it up online and found this recipe on Simply Recipes and it proved to be just that, simple and easy - and good.

Creamed Corn
1/2 large onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp butter
2 cans of sweet corn or 8 ears corn, husks and silk removed
1 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup heavy cream
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

In a large saucepan, melt 1 Tbsp of the butter on medium heat. Add the chopped onions and cook 2 to 3 minutes until translucent.
Add the corn to the onions and butter in the saucepan. Add 2/3 a cup of water and the remaining 1 Tbsp of butter. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat and cover. Cook for 10-15 minutes until the corn is tender.
Add the sugar, nutmeg, and cream to the corn. Cook, uncovered, for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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