This Tasty Kitchen recipe (from this blogger) practically jumped off the page at me. As you all know very well, I love anything with heavy cream, and the picture of all those delightful little yellow kernels encased in creaminess was just too much to resist. It only takes about 15 minutes to toss together, with no chopping involved–everything just gets mixed in a pot. And the results . . . oh, man.
I should specify that it only serves 4 if those 4 people eat a ‘normal’ serving and don’t go hog wild like we did. But just to be safe . . . why don’t you go ahead and count on going hog wild.
½ cup heavy cream
½ cup milk
½ tsp salt
1 TBS sugar
16 oz frozen corn (sweet white corn if possible)
1 TBS butter
1 TBS flour
1/8 tsp black pepper
Pour the cream and milk into a pot . . .
. . . and add the sugar and salt too.
Bring the mixture to a boil, and add the frozen corn.
Bring it to a boil again, stirring occasionally.
Toss in some black pepper while you’re at it.
As the corn heats up, put the butter in a little bowl . . .
. . . and melt it in the microwave. Stir in the tablespoon of flour . . .
. . . and there you have your thickening paste. As soon as the corn/milk mixture is boiling, add the paste to the pot:
Turn down the heat to medium-low, and cook that corn until thick, stirring frequently. This will happen quickly, in only a few minutes.
Voilà! Now this part is important: taste the corn, and add more salt and pepper as needed. I needed more of both.
Without tasting as I go, I would be a lost soul in my own kitchen.
Dig in violently:
Are you witnessing this creaminess, people?
This is the perfect low-effort side dish that also happens to taste gloriously good.
Or is it the other way around? A gloriously good dish that happens to be low-effort?
I guess that depends on your degree of kitchen dedication. Sometimes, mine can be . . . quite low. Hence the primacy of ‘low-effort’ at this particular moment.
This recipe could easily be doubled (or dare I say tripled?) and brought to a potluck, where it will quickly make your enemies your friends and make your frenemies do the jig. Twice. While standing on their heads.
Though I have yet to figure out what exactly a ‘frenemy’ is.
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