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August 20, 2012

Cream-style Corn

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The vendor at the farmer's market was so generous, he gave me 3 extra white corn cobs; 15 in all for $3.00. I already boiled and ate more than my share of corn and decided to make cream-style with 5 pieces. These white corn are super sweet, starchier too, and sticky just the way I like it. 

I couldn't help myself and took one bite 
out of the uncooked super sweet corn

After removing the corn kernels from the cob, I boil them first in water to get as much corn flavor before discarding them.


The 5 pieces yielded a quart of homemade cream-style corn which in my honest opinion is so much better than the ones in cans. It's great for corn chowders or as a sweet snack/dessert with a little half and half, sugar, and lots of crushed ice. This childhood favorite sweet snack is called Mais con Hielo (corn with ice) in the Philippines.  

Cream-style Corn

Ingredients
  • 5 ears sweet white or yellow corn
  • 3 cups water
  • 1½ teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1½ teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons water
Cooking Directions
  1. Shave the corn thinly with a knife going over the cobs 3 to 4 times. Scrape corn cobs with knife or a vegetable peeler to remove as much corn as possible; set aside the shaved corn kernels.
  2. Snap the cobs in two and place in a saucepan with 3 cups water. Let come to a boil, lower heat, cover, and let simmer for 30 minutes. Remove cobs and discard.
  3. Add shaved corn kernels to the saucepan and let come to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, mix together cornstarch, sugar, salt, and water. Slowly add to corn mixture; let boil for 1 minute.
  4. Transfer into a container and let cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until ready to use.


mais con hielo

1 comments:

Juliana said...

Your cream corn looks delicious, like the idea of lots of ice in it :)
Hope you are having a fun week Oggi!

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