Easiest Ever Creamed Corn – Oh My Word Good!

There are links to a few more corn recipes at the end of this post, be sure and check them out! :D

Easiest Ever Creamed Corn - Oh My Word Good!

I love love love fresh fried corn. It is worth every bit of the time spent shucking, silking, cutting, scraping, and cooking. I also love that frozen corn you get in the butter sauce, too. But sometimes I don’t have time to make creamed corn from scratch and buying that pre made stuff costs a fortune if you are feeding a crowd, that is when this recipe comes in. This is the perfect happy middle between the two. Super easy because you begin with frozen corn and it tastes like what those corn-in-butter-sauce people were trying to model theirs after. Oh have mercy, this stuff is so good!

I’ll bring you that recipe in a minute but while I’m here, HAPPY MONDAY Everyone! I had such a great weekend. I got to spend time with my family, which I always enjoy, but I also got to spend time with the Southern Plate Family in person, which is a special treat for me!

I had a speaking engagement at the Huntsville Public Library and I don’t know how many people were there but the room was full. I spoke for a bit on attitude, gratefulness, and other things on my heart, and then answered questions from family members before signing books. The talk started at 3:00 and was supposed to end at 5:00. Well, at 5:15 a person from the library came and told me the library had closed at 5:00 and asked if I could wrap it up within fifteen minutes.  She was a very nice lady and I know the folks who worked there wanted to get home to their families but as I looked up at the line still waiting I knew there was no way I could just sign books and not talk to people in order to be done in 15 minutes! So instead we all moved outside and let the good library folks close up and go home while we continued visiting and I finished signing books and meeting folks.

I met some of the most wonderful people!

I ended up leaving around 7:00 pm and it sure was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Thank you to everyone who came out and sat through my ramblings but I want to especially thank you for letting me have the honor of meeting you, hugging you, and connecting a face with so many names I have come to know so well. I’m not doing many engagements right now because Mama duties are so important and working on my website and next book take so much time as it is, so this was a treat I really treasured.

 

We have more in common than just food, my red shoes are on the right! :D

AND GUESS WHAT? Last week I mentioned my plans to adopt more nursing homes this year for Christmas and asked for help (click here to read that post). We ended up with 66 bottles of body wash being brought to this event! That is almost enough to adopt an entire nursing home right there! I’m so excited about this and feel confident that we’ll be able to adopt several nursing homes when the holidays roll around after such a great start. I’m hoping to find a local business (or two) in my area that will serve as a drop off point for anyone who wants to donate body wash to help and I’ll keep you posted on Facebook if I end up finding one. I don’t really have time to call around right now so if anyone reading this owns a business in North Alabama and would like to help please let me know in the comments on this post below.

Oh, I was supposed to be bringing you a recipe today, wasn’t I? Y’all know how I am. I have a tendency to go around the block to get to the mailbox, but if you’ll just stick with me, eventually I’ll bring you back home again. :)

Let’s make some reallllly good corn!

 

You’ll need: Frozen whole kernel corn (can use can if you like, I just prefer frozen), Heavy Whipping cream, butter, salt, and pepper.

I also like to have just a weeee but of sugar, one tablespoon will do.

 

Melt your stick of butter in a large skillet.

Look, I’m using real butter! Some of you will get excited over that. Most of you will also understand that you’ll probably see margarine next go around because it is so hard to bring myself to pay two or three dollars more! ~giggles~ I know some folks feel a very strong conviction to only use real butter but I also fully understand that many people just don’t have the money to be able to choose butter over margarine.

I talked about this Saturday at the book signing. When it comes to a family, what is the one area of our budget that we can get any wiggle room out of? The grocery money. You can’t tell your mortgage company “I’m gonna pay you $50 less this month because my kids have outgrown their shoes” or tell your car lender “I really need to short you $20 because I had to buy antibiotics for my baby’s ear infection”. So we have become masters at wiggling around the grocery list to squeeze money out here and there whenever we need it. And that is why I usually use margarine instead :) It’s just important to remember that sometimes it is a privilege to be able to follow our convictions. I always try to keep in mind that others may not have the same privilege of following theirs and I never look down on anyone for doing the best they can for their family…

Except for my friend, Jyl. I always look down on her. But that is because Jyl is a good twelve inches shorter than me. 

Add in your frozen corn.

Now I know I told you to melt your stick of butter but I have not got the patience for it so I just let it sit there until I get tired of waiting and then toss my frozen corn on top of it.

Stir that up and let it cook for a few minutes until the corn gets thawed a bit.

Pour in your cream.

Oh my goodness gracious alive, this stuff is heavenly.

Do you ever add whipping cream to your coffee? Pure dairy/java heaven. 

I like to add in just a tablespoon of sugar to really bring out the sweetness of the corn and cream. 

Season with salt and pepper according to your taste.

I like a good bit of salt but you may not.

 

Give that a good stir and continue cooking until the corn is cooked through and the mixture is thick. 

This is a blue pyrex bowl in a pattern called “Amish Butterprint”. It is one of the patterns my grandmother had when I was little. The handles on this bowl are what let you know it is from the “Cinderella” line of pyrex. Each handle is actually a different size and if you look closely you’ll see that the sides are raised slightly, making the handles serve double duty as spouts when pouring anything out of the bowl. Why don’t folks make clever things like that nowadays?

Do you have a favorite bowl, pattern, or dish?

I’d love to hear about it in the comments section below!

Easiest Ever Creamed Corn

Easiest Ever Creamed Corn

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces frozen whole kernel corn (2-16 ounce packages)
  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup Whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place butter in large skillet over medium heat to melt.
  2. Add frozen corn.
  3. Stir and continue cooking over medium heat for a few minutes, until mostly thawed.
  4. Add in whipping cream and sugar, salt and pepper to taste. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring constantly to prevent cream from scorching, for ten to fifteen minutes, until corn is cooked through and sauce is thick.
http://www.southernplate.com/2011/08/easiest-ever-creamed-corn-oh-my-word-good.html

Here are some other great corn recipes that my family enjoys:

Oh! If you’d like my FAVORITE recipe for Chicken Fingers, check this one out!

 

“The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence.

No, not at all. Fences have nothing to do with it.

The grass is greenest where it is watered.

When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.”

– Robert Fulghum

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Comments

  1. Linda Stone says

    I was surprised to see this recipe the day AFTER I came to your site to look for “fried corn”. Thank you for sharing this recipe. It sounds pretty much like how I made mine, except I used fresh corn. I have several pieces of my Mother’s Autumn Leaf dishes. They are usually on display, but at Thanksgiving, I love to serve potato salad, my Mother’s recipe, in the largest bowl. I have to smile everytime I look at it, remembering all the wonderful dishes she made!

  2. Wendy Hoy says

    thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us, I have been looking for a good corn recipe. I remember eating creamed corn as a little girl with every sunday dinner with extra pepper added to it. Oh how yummy it was. I cant wait to try this to see if I can copy it.

  3. Mary Clare says

    Can’t wait to try this one Christy! I have a small collrction of Cinderella bowls myself- aset of Black Gooseberry mixing bowls and a set of Pink Gooseberry mixing bowls along with the matching casserole dishes— love them!

  4. says

    I am about to be the best mom in the world (or so my 14 year old will say when this is waiting for him this afternoon when he gets home from puppet team practice at church). He loves corn and will make a meal of it. He really loves cream corn. No more grocery store crap!

  5. Dixie says

    Can’t wait to try this, looks like the creamed corn I had as a child. I have a similar recipe from a friend that has sour cream in it rather than whipping cream, and is made with shoe peg corn. It’s very good also. By the way, the top you have on in the picture looks like a CAbi top I have! And I love your red converse shoes!

  6. carolyn sullivan says

    i mix the frozen cream and whole kernal; add 1/2 hallf and half, sugar and salt, and top with butter. bake in a casserole in a 400 degree oven till the edges brown- 25-30 min. love the brown edges!

    • Anne says

      Are you kidding me? God, please save us all from “food nazis” and others who would (if they could) destroy another’s joy or happiness! Remember Thumper’s advice…”If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothin’ at all!”

  7. Lou Dyess Fontaine says

    Hi Christy! I love the sound of this recipe, I am off to the grocery store! I just wanted to say I have been following you for quite a while and I love your recipes and your updates on the things going on with you and your family. Its sounds like you are having a wonderful time doing things you love! Thank you so much for all the recipes, I have enjoyed every one of them! Have a great day! Lou

  8. Julianna says

    thank you so much for this recipe! i just love corn, and after having read the book “fried green tomatoes” i longed for an easy creamed corn recipe that i would be able to make here in hungary with ingredients available.
    going to try these now!

  9. SweetCarol says

    Thanks for the recipe. I always thought that with creamed corn you had to blend or mash up part of the norn or chop it very thin. My grandfather on his corn used both the white and the yellow corn in his canned jars. My grandfather made the best canned veggies. I loved his pickles which were like bread and butter pickles and the cucumbers came from his own garden. He used purple green beans which turned green when cooked. He canned his himself, and often he put new potatoes with them. Were really good. When we went there he always offered us something to eat when we arrived and offered us meat, but we just wanted his green beans and potatoes, his cucumbers and pickles both, and his corn and fresh tomatoes. I have never tasted tomatoes that tasted quite as good as his did. I have, in my late 60′s started to try to have a little bit of a garden but not with his success. I have to cut back on the sugar dn salt but sure love those veggies still. And every so often I have to go to Cracker Barrell to get Chicken and Dumplings or just dumplings and often their veggie plate. There are still things I can’t quite get to taste like Grandpa’s. He canned on a wood-burning stove even though he had an electric one in the kitchen. He started to make quilts in the winter to keep from being bored while in the summer he had his garden which he worked himself and then canned himself as well. Grandma was sick in her later years. Other than canning though I didn’t see grandpa cook. I’m sure he did. Grandma made a wonderful apple-stack cake which she called fruitcake. The layers were more like a shortbread and the spiced applesauce was allowed to soak in from between each layer as well as around the outside and on top of the cake. It sat for 24 hours before it was cute so the applesauce could soak into the cake. They used dried apples.

  10. nancy morris says

    I have an even easier recipe….2 bags shoe peg frozen corn. 2 blocks (8 oz) cream cheese, a couple of splashes milk.

    Put all in crockpot, put on low and stir a few times adding more milk as needed!!

    Try it…you’ll love the ease and the taste!

  11. Debbie says

    Hubby tasted this as I was making dinner… He said. “Well, here’s *my* dinner, what are ya’ll havin’? hehehehe :) Nice try, but I don’t *think* so! We all loved it!
    Thanks, Christy!

  12. Alyssa Petula says

    I made this without any changes, excellent! Thank you for sharing this recipe. It is definitally worthy of a special occasion and was the first dish everyone gobbled up this Thanksgiving ! My family really enjoyed it!

  13. Martha T says

    This is one of my favorites, but I add a block of cream cheese, throw everything in the crockpot and let it cook until lunch (on high) or after work (on low). So, so very good!!

  14. wilma phillips says

    We put about one third of corn in food processor and pulse it until creamy. Then we add it to the skillet with the rest of frozen corn,butter and cream. It is delicious.

  15. Deedee says

    I never liked creamed corn, so I changed it up a bit. Not heavy cream, but buttermilk. Still added the sugar but added a tbsp of salt too!! Now I have a creamy savory delight to serve to my family! :D

  16. Mary Jefferson Rabon says

    My aunt taught me a trick to making frozen corn taste like fresh fried. Take one of those bags of corn and process in food processor or blender for a few seconds…add to other bag and other ingredients and fry in skillet!

  17. Val in MN says

    My mama didn’t have a big recipe library, but back in the 60′s there weren’t many convenience foods, so she taught me a few tricks. She ALWAYS told me to add sugar to corn!!! To bring out the natural sweetness.

  18. Stella Jobe says

    I have the same pattern Christy. I got these bowls as a wedding gift in 1961. I use them all the time and they still look like new.. Love them for mixing a cake because they have the pour spout on one side.

  19. Mary says

    So love your blog…….makes me a better person every day. I do my cream corn just like you except for one little thing….I take a cup or cup and a half of the corn and pulse it a few times in my Ninja. Really makes the corn creamier.

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