Monday, August 10, 2009

Corny Recipes

We talked about succotash a few posts ago. The traditional succotash is a mixture of corn and lima beans. There are other combinations, however, and it’s fun to experiment.

Here’s one recipe from the Settlement Cook Book that appeared in the 1965 edition. It’s still as good today as it was then.

Corn with Green PeppersIngredients:

3 cups corn kernels
3 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons cream
3 tablespoons green peppers, chopped fine
Salt and pepper to taste


Simmer corn with butter, cream, green pepper, and seasonings until liquid is almost absorbed.

Variation: Add ¼ teaspoon curry powder for an Indian accent.

Escalloped Corn

Ingredients:6 ears cooked corn or 12 ounces corn kernels

1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon sugar
½ cup milk
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup bread crumbs


Cut the kernels from the cooked corn or use the canned corn you’ve put up. Mix corn with salt, pepper, flour, sugar, and milk. Melt butter, mix with bread crumbs and cover bottom of small baking dish with ½ the crumbs. Add the corn mixture and top with the remaining crumbs. Bake in a moderate oven, 350 degrees F. for about 20 minutes. Serve hot.


  1. Hi Karen,
    My hubby can't eat green peppers,or any kind of peppers for that matter. Ah well!

  2. Who knew corn could be so complex? Me, I just heat it up and serve with a little butter, slat, and pepper. Thanks for expanding my culinary horizons. I really need the help.

    Stephen Tremp

  3. Well, succotash is a favorite of mine. Not much more of a pithy nature to say about that. Like it, eat it, want more of it.

    Best Regards, Galen
    Imagineering Fiction Blog

  4. You made me so hungry for corn this week, Karen, that I bought extra ears at the Farmer's Market yesterday. The corn on the cob was so good, however, that I doubt any of this batch will make it's way into the freezer.

  5. Oh yummmm! The corn and peppers sounds wonderful. Copying that recipe to try out now - Thanks!

    Nancy, from Realms of Thought…

  6. These sound wonderful! I'm going to have to run by the farmers' market....

    Mystery Writing is Murder


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