Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Baked Corn Casserole

Fresh corn is in every grocery store and this casserole is a great way to use it. It makes a great side or if you choose a light main dish. You can use canned corn when corn is not in season but the dish tastes best with fresh corn. The sweetness of the corn dominates the dish but it can be balanced with the use of chili pepper, cayenne peppers or paprika. You could call this casserole a gratin with all the caramelized cheese on the top.


You will need
3 corn on the cob
2 cups milk, divided
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. butter
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup cornmeal (I used Masa corn for tortilla)
1 tsp. paprika
1 Serrano pepper, deseeded and minced
handful cilantro, chopped

topping
1 cup shredded cheddar or cheese of your choice

Remove the husk from the corn and rinse it. Using a sharp knife cut the corn kernels off the cob. Combine then with 1/2 a cup of milk in a food processor and pulse to grind coarsely.


Heat oil and butter in a thick bottomed pan and add the onion to it.


When the onion is translucent add the flour. Mix well to prevent burning.


When the flour cooks and turns color add the remaining milk. Whisk to prevent lumps. Cook until it thickens and forms a white sauce.


Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix the white sauce with the remaining ingredients. Adjust seasoning. Transfer to a casserole dish. Sprinkle the cheese over the top.

Forgot to take a picture of that.

Cover with foil and bake for 35-40 minutes, the last 5 minutes uncovered to let the cheese brown.


Note: If the mixture appears to thin thicken with additional corn meal. It should look like thick batter.

This is my entry for week one, day two of BM #41 for the theme one ingredient - corn. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#41.

10 comments:

  1. Very nicely done Varada, I was planning on doing an au gratin similar to this..hope it will come out well..:)

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  2. Ohh very healthy recipe..looks yummy.

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  3. this looks very nice Varada, the casserole is inviting

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  4. Excellent casserole, sounds almost like gratin, i can happily have this casserole with some steamed vegetables.

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  5. The casserole looks inviting. Will try this sometime later.

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  6. We love corn and will surely vook this one as soon as the weather permits.very well msde dish.

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  7. this looks amazing - definitely one to try

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  8. Such a lovely dish and looks very colorful and tempting.

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  9. That cassetole looks creamy and delicious.

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  10. Excellent casserole! Love the ingredients. I can imagine the taste of fresh corn in it!!

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