I was introduced to Corn Pudding late in life, I’m afraid, which is a bit of a shame because this down-home side is scrumptious, easy and a really nice side for anything barbecued or grilled.
If you’ve never had corn pudding, it’s not really much of a pudding – it’s kind of like a moist, delicious corn bread without much of the bread part! The bit of cornmeal (just enough to hold it together) and egg bind the corn into this delicious melange of flavor.
This is a super easy recipe that relies on canned corn and canned creamed corn, but it’s easy enough to replace the canned corn with the kernals of 4 corn cobs. It seems like too much effort for me to replace the creamed corn, so I use it.
I’ve seen recipes a lot like this, here and there, with different variations, called Four Can Corned Pudding. Charming, right? Well, it does kind of tickle me a bit, because no-one will guess anything in this recipe came from a can!
Anytime you buy canned (or frozen) vegetables, look for sales and coupons and stock up. No sense in paying full price and if you have a few cans in your pantry you can “wait out” for the next great sale.
Old Time Corn Pudding
- 1/2 stick butter (1/4 cup)
- 1/2 onion, chopped finely
- 1/2 bell pepper (red is nice) chopped finely
- 16 ounces corn, canned, drained (or kernels from 4 ears)
- 16 ounces cream corn, canned
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 cup of half and half (1/2 cream, half milk)
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1/4 teaspoon thyme
- freshly ground black pepper, several grinds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Saute onion and pepper in butter until softened. Mix all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. Pour into a lightly greased or sprayed two-quart casserole.
Bake about 40 to 45 minutes until very lightly browned and center is just set. This should be moist, so err on the side of less brown.
from the kitchen of www.frugalhausfrau.com, adapted from Big Book of Barbecue Sides
You know I’ll be bringing this to our Throwback Thursday #37 Link Party, hosted by Quinn of Dad What’s for Dinner, Meaghan of 4 Sons are Us, Alli of Tornadough, Carlee from Cooking with Carlee and Moi! That’s right – me!
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