Anita and I just love sweet corn from My Dad’s Sweet Corn, a farm in nearby Tipton, Indiana. When Anita asked that I make a traditional Southern creamed corn using some of the corn we had on hand, I didn’t hesitate. This version is exactly what you expect – creamy and sweet. And packed with fantastic fresh corn flavor. Nothing beats it.
I prefer to use fresh corn when I make southern creamed corn, but the season is short here in Indiana. And worse, winter is long. It’s not quite the same, but when I can’t get fresh corn I use the corn I’ve put up for winter.
Southern Creamed Corn
- If you’re using fresh corn, scrape the kernels from the cobs. Try and save any corn liquid from the cobs too.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar and flour.
- Stir in salt and pepper, to taste.
- Add the corn, cream and water and stir gently.
- Heat a large skillet with the bacon grease over medium heat.
- Once hot add the corn mixture.
- Turn heat down to medium-low and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in the butter just before serving.
Nutritional values are approximate.