Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Last Days Of Summer...Creamed Corn

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I have been looking for a good recipe for creamed corn since forever.  I came across this one browsing my mother's old Gourmet magazines while in Miami.  She used to make it often when I was young for my father adored it.  Although this dish is old-fashioned and simple it is truly memorable. The uncomplicated sweet delicacy of fresh, juicy corn is the secret.

If you want a very authentic southern version which involves (you guessed it!) bacon, check out my country blog in a couple of days.

Printable Recipe

Serves 8


12 ears corn, shucked

2 cups water

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup heavy cream

2 teaspoons all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


Cut corn from cobs (reserve cobs) and put in a large saucepan with water, butter, 1 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper. Simmer over medium heat, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

Meanwhile, scrape cobs in a small saucepan to extract "milk." Whisk in cream and flour. Boil over medium heat, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Carefully transfer cream mixture and 2 cups corn with some of cooking liquid to a blender and purée (use caution when blending hot liquids). Stir purée into corn and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in chives; season with salt and pepper.

Cooks' note:

Creamed corn, without chives, can be made 1 day ahead and chilled (covered once cool). Reheat gently and stir in chives.

Gourmet Magazine


  1. Reggie adores creamed corn! He also appreciates a (mock) corn souffle and would appreciate it if you would publish your favorite recipe for same . . .

  2. I will get on it ASAP! I too adore a good corn souffle...anything corn for that matter, must have some pilgrim or indian in my genes!

  3. What a delicious savory treat! I have never had or made homemade creamed corn I will have to make it.


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