Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Gulliver's Corn

Every year this dish is the most requested from any of my classes, and from my family.  It seems a shame that not everyone has this recipe, it's in both Perfect Party Food, and Happy Holidays from the Diva of Do-Ahead, and it's not only simple to make you can do it ahead, and then pop it into the oven to finish cooking.  You don't want to miss this dish, it's the best creamed corn you will ever eat and it's kid friendly!

Gulliver’s Creamed Corn
Serves 8 to 10

6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese        
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
Two 16-ounce bags frozen white corn, defrosted, or kernels cut from 8 ears of sweet corn
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1.      Brush a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with some of the butter.  Sprinkle 1/3 cup of the Parmesan over the bottom of the dish and tilt so the cheese is evenly distributed and adheres to the butter.  (or if you would like, you can use 4-ounce ramekins for individual servings)
2.      In a 4-quart saucepan, heat the cream until it begins to boil.  Add the corn, salt, and sugar, and heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is almost at a boil   
3.      In the meantime, make a paste out of the remaining melted butter and the flour. Stir it into the mixture in the saucepan and cook until thickened and the liquid does come to a boil.  Remove the pan from the heat, transfer the mixture to the prepared dish, and sprinkle with the remaining 1/3 cup of cheese.
4.      Do-Ahead: At this point, you can let cool, cover, and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month. Bring to room temperature before continuing.
5.      Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake the corn dish until bubbling and golden brown, about 30 minutes.  (Individual ramekins will take about 15 to 20 minutes)
Lower Fat Option: If you would prefer to skip the cream, try whole milk; it’s not as luxurious, but it does the job.

Just don't get mixed up with the leftover Halloween candy and try and make it with these!
I'll be back with some more later this week.  For now, enjoy your evening. 

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