5/17/2011

Recipes I Love ~ Creamed Corn


When I was kid, we kept a garden in the summer, and my mom canned and preserved and stored as much produce for the winter months as possible.  There is nothing that comes close to the deliciousness of a tomato picked fresh from the garden, washed off with the garden hose and eaten like an apple while you're running around playing.  One of our favorite ways to prepare garden produce is "creamed", with bacon, of course.  We do this with fresh and freshly frozen corn, but I'm sure any frozen or canned corn will do as well.  


Creamed Corn

1 small onion chopped fine
1T butter
4 cups corn
1 cup whipping cream
¼ cup chicken broth
4 strips bacon, cooked, crumbled
¼ t pepper
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
2T minced fresh parsley

Sauté onion in butter in large skillet for three minutes.  Add corn.  Sauté 2 minutes longer or until tender.  Stir in cream, broth, bacon, and pepper.   Cook, stirring, 7 minutes longer, or until slightly thickened.  Stir in cheese and parsley. 



And- for versatility ~ It works with spinach too.  

Creamed Spinach

apr. 20 oz. of spinach
2 T butter
½ cup chopped onion
2 t minced garlic
1 cup whipping cream
½ t black pepper
¼ t salt
¼ t ground nutmeg

Bring salted water to boiling.  Cook fresh spinach for 1 minute.  Drain well.  Pat dry with paper towels.  Coarsely chop spinach. 

Melt butter over medium heat.  Add onion and garlic; cook 5 minutes longer or until onion is tender.  Stir in whipping cream and seasonings.  Bring to a boil and cook uncovered about 2 minutes, or until thickened.  Add spinach.  Simmer. Uncovered, about 2 minutes or until thickened.  Season to taste. 


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Right- then- enough in the kitchen this morning... I"m heading off to write... Have to make a story to go with this picture for the M/M Group at Goodreads.  Are you a member?  

1 comment:

  1. Delicious! You add cream and bacon to anything and it HAS to taste good.

    Thanks again, will definitely add this to my list...pretty soon I will have enough recipes to prepare an entire dinner homage to you!

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