Sunday, June 5, 2011

Southern Skillet Corn {Potluck Sunday}

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday. I wasn't going to post a recipe today, but is seems like it's been forever since my last post.

I'm not feeling like myself, so it has been a challenge trying to get the energy to sit and blog. I really think I am just exhausted from the last couple of days of of traveling and attending the Walmart Shareholders Meeting.

Getting up at 4:00 am two days in a row and going to bed at 10:30 both nights is finally catching up to me.

I really enjoy our Potluck Sunday posts just as much you guys so I did not want to disappoint. Today's recipe will be short and sweet but delicious no less.

When summer rolls around not only is it strawberry season but, corn is in season as well. This is the time of year I just love. Shucking and preparing the corn to store in the freezer so we can enjoy it all year long.
Our favorite way to cook fresh corn is grilled, but what I really love is creamy skillet corn. Have you ever tried it? Chances are if you live in the South than you have.

Skillet Corn is the one dish that pretty much pleases everyone in my family. Fresh corn that has been scraped off the cob and cooked and simmered in a creamy buttery sauce.

Pure comfort food as well as the perfect side dish if you ask me.I had been using a different recipe for skillet corn, but it just felt like something was missing.

A couple weeks back I tried a new recipe I found at Kevin & Amanda blog. I knew as soon as I saw Amanda's recipe that this was going to be the one. Why this one you ask? Well that's an easy answer my friends.

You see this is Amanda's moms recipe and in her photo tutorial you can see her mother hands preparing the entire dish. I instantly knew this was the perfect recipe.
 

In my opinion any recipe prepared by the hands of someones mother or grandmother is truly golden!
 

 Those are my absolute favorite and cherished recipes. If you have never tried skillet corn please try this recipe because it truly is the best.

Start by shucking the corn and peeling the silks off. Rinse the corn under cold water. Using a sharp knife cut the corn from the cob. Make sure to scape the cob to get all the milk off.

Mix together the flour, sugar, salt and pepper in a small bowl, then add to 1 1/2 cups of water. Stir to combine. Melt butter over medium-low heat in a large, heavy bottomed skillet.

Add corn and flour mixture and cook over medium-low heat for 40-45 minutes.
Today I will be bringing a big bowl of Southern Skillet Corn to our Virtual Potluck. Now it's your turn, do you have a recipe you would like to bring to our potluck? If so then you can link up at the end of this post.

Please link directly to your post, not your homepage and don't forget to include a link back to Mommy's Kitchen. I hope y'all will take some time and stop by all of the wonderful blogs who have contributed a recipe.







Southern Skillet Corn

Ingredients:
6 - ears of corn
3 - tablespoons flour
3 - teaspoons sugar
1 - teaspoon salt
1/4 - teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 - cups water
3 - tablespoons butter

Directions:
Shuck corn and pull off silks, then rinse under cool running water. In a large bowl, cut the corn from the cob with a sharp knife.

Scrap up the cob with a spoon to get the milk. Combine flour, sugar, salt and pepper in a small bowl, then add to 1 1/2 cups of water. Stir with a fork or whisk or combine.

 Melt butter over medium-low heat in a large, heavy bottomed skillet. Add corn and flour mixture and cook over medium-low heat for 40-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Recipe source: Kevin & Amanda





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18 comments:

Tina said... #

This corn looks very yummy! Greetings from Tina to Tina :)

Jennifurla said... #

that is all sorts of goodness

Cooking with K said... #

This is my all time favorite way to cook fresh corn and not to say eat it too. Your corn looks tasty....I thought Amanda's recipe was a great one to go by too. I hope you get some rest...I know you must be exhausted!

Patti Keil said... #

I absolutely LOVE corn prepared this way and it sounds exactly the way my granny made it! Thanks for posting this recipe. Now get some rest so you can feel better <3

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said... #

Looks so mouthwatering! I'm going to try this!
Jo-Anna
http://aprettylifeinthesuburbs.blogspot.com

Michele said... #

Oh, I really need a skillet. You can cook so many things in it! I love fresh summer corn and this skillet corn looks wonderful.

Jane said... #

Our corn season is very short here in MA so I don't experiment much with corn recipes. Your corn dish looks delicious! I'll be sure to try it in August when I'm able to buy corn from the local farms.

I added my Chive and Onion Potato Casserole. Thanks for hosting!

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said... #

That corn sounds delicious. Thanks for hosting.

Julie said... #

Ah, I remember this stuff from years gone by. Probably need to introduce it to my children this summer :)

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said... #

Sounds wonderful - my kids go crazy for anything with corn - they're sure to love this!
Mary

kitchen flavours said... #

Hi,I've just linked up something for tea-time. Thank you for hosting!

Marelie said... #

Thanks a lot for hosting and sharing.Its nice to be here.I brought my Filipino Bar

the country cook said... #

I also saw Kevin and Amanda's recipe and have it bookmarked to try...looks delicious!

SouthernGirl said... #

If you were at Wal-Mart shareholders you were in my home town! I hope you were able to enjoy our lovely little city.
SouthernGirl

Anonymous said... #

I follow Gooseberry on Facebook....I already said my ultimate fav. Christmas food, so my 2nd is probably sugar cookies...

Cristi
ecaulbach@earthlink.net

ginny said... #

I love skillet corn...for some reason my granny always called it fried corn. She cooked it just like your recipe so I'm not real sure why..lol. The only difference is instead of water we use milk. DELISH!

Anonymous said... #

Thanks for posting this skillet corn recipe. My mother and sometime me with her guidance, used to prepare it this way many times during corn season in Mississippi. Thanks for jogging my memories.

cindy dixon said... #

I will be cooking this today.