For the first time we had organic corn on the cob in the box this past week. Everyone in my family loves corn but sometimes I want something other than corn on the cob. I decided to try homemade creamed corn. Its easy and quick and even the kids had seconds.
4-6 ears fresh corn
1/4 cup butter
3 tbs water
1 tsp sugar
1 tbs flour mixed with 1 tbs water
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 c half and half or cream
Remove husks from the corn and rinse. Cut corn kernels off of the corn into a large bowl. With the back side of the knife scrape down the cob getting all of the "corn milk". (I am not sure if there is a technical name for it but thats what I call it.)
In a large skillet melt the butter over medium low to medium heat. Add the corn and everything in the bowl along with water and sugar and cook until corn is tender. This should only take a few minutes. Stir in the flour and water mixture and the pepper. Allow this to cook for a couple more minutes.
Slowly add in the cream or half and half. When this is mixed together add in some grated parmesan. I like to add parmesan to any kind of cream sauces. It seems to help thicken it up and I enjoy the flavor. Once it cooks down to the consistency you want take it off the stove and enjoy.
This is just a basic version for creamed corn. If you like spicy add a little chili powder with the pepper. Or better yet, sauté some finely chopped jalapeños in the butter with the corn. Do not be afraid to add or take away items from a recipe.