To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
October 9, 2013
SOUTHERN CREAMED CORN...BETTER THAN GRANDMAS
OK lovey..if you were born south of the Mason-Dixon line,
you KNOW you have a recipe for creamed corn.
BUT, what if we had a little help from perhaps a well- known chef, named Alton Brown? Now don't go breathing a word of this since I am certain, your Mama and your Grandmama had their own version of creamed corn. However, Alton's is probably top of the list on this side dish. No holiday meal can be considered noteworthy without serving creamed corn. This will even make a YANKEE swoon!
grandmas creamed corn
tablespoon butter 2 pinches
kosher salt 8 ears
fresh corn 1 sprig
fresh rosemary, bruised 1
tablespoon sugar 1/4
teaspoon turmeric 2
tablespoons yellow cornmeal 1 cup heavy
ground black pepper
saucepan over medium heat, sweat the onion in butter and salt until
In a large
mixing bowl, place a paper bowl in the middle of the bowl. Resting the cob on
the bowl in a vertical position remove only the tops of the kernel with a
knife, using long smooth downward strokes and rotating the cob as you go. After
the cob has been stripped, use the dull backside of your knife to scrape any
remaining pulp and milk off the cob.
corn and pulp mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium high until the juice
from the corn has tightened. Add the rosemary. Sprinkle the corn with the sugar
and turmeric. Stir constantly for about 2 minutes. Sprinkle the cornmeal onto
the corn, using a whisk to combine well. Add the heavy cream and cook until the
corn has softened, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the rosemary. Season with
freshly ground black pepper.