Thursday, December 23, 2010

Corn Pudding (side dish)

I made this side dish for ThanksLiving and it was a big hit. I've had several people ask me for my recipe. It is gluten-free and soy-free. Veganomicon has a yummy Southwestern Corn Pudding (pg. 151), which I LOVE and highly recommend. However, for ThanksLiving I wanted something that was similar to the maize pudding I sampled as a child on a field trip to Plymouth Rock. Therefore, I modified the recipe to emulate the flavors and textures I remember from that cold day in New England back in 1976.

So, here's how I made it....

~Turn on your oven to 350 degrees
~Sauté two bags of frozen organic sweet corn in a skillet w/ a little olive oil. Cook until corn starts to get a little browned from caramelization. a large mixing bowl......combine the following dry ingredients....
~1/4 cup corn starch
~1/4 cup corn flour (Bob's Red Mill makes this)
~1/2 cup cornmeal
~1 tsp salt
~cayenne pepper (add according to your liking or leave out)

Then........Add the following to the bowl and mix
~the sautéed corn
~1 can light coconut milk (Trader Joe's sells this for about a buck)
~2 tablespoons REAL maple syrup
~(for sweeter pudding, add a little agave)

Pour into casserole dish and cook uncovered for 40 minutes. Let cool for approximately 10 minutes before serving. Tastes good cold, but I prefer it warm.


Anonymous said...

thanks for the recipe noodles!! i can't wait to make this :)
xoxo jade

Anonymous said...

This is exactly what I was looking for for this Thanksgiving...can it be made ahead? Thanks.


Heather Z said...

You can definitely make this the day before. I typically make the batter the day before and then cook it off on Thanksgiving. You could bake it the day before, but it tastes best warm from the oven. It holds up well for leftovers though.