Saturday, August 21, 2010

Making Cream Style Corn & Shepard's Pie

Last Christmas Maine Man bought me this wooden corn cutter & creamer.
This week he put it to use as we currently have an abundance of corn.
You can do the same work with a knife but I have a slight obsession with kitchen gadgets. Among other things.......magazines, books, bags, to name a few ;)
Cream Style Corn
  • 12 ears of corn with kernels and juice removed. (If you do not have a cutter use a knife to cut and run the back part of the knife down the cobs to get some of the juice out)
  • melt 1/3 cup of butter in a pan
  • add corn & enough water to make a gravy consistency
  • add 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • bring to boil and cook for 5 minutes
  • simmer for 20 minutes = THE BEST CREAM-STYLE CORN YOU HAVE EVER EATEN....no joke!

I even had enough to freeze a couple containers.....we will be loving this in the dead of winter!

The next night I cooked it up and added it to what MM said it truly was the "best Shepard's Pie ever." That meant a lot because he as you know is my biggest critic!

Not sure how you all cook Shepard's Pie but this is how I do it. The bottom layer I usually use a combination of cream style corn & whole kernel but in this case I made my own. For the next layer I sauteed some onions and cooked up some deer hamburg. The final layer is mashed potatoes (fresh red potatoes dug from the garden). On top a dab of butter with a handful of shredded cheese. Bake @ 400 for 30minutes.

6 comments:

henbogle said...

I need the total scoop on that corn cutter before I am visiting you in the ER missing a finger!
Ali

Little Messy Missy said...

That sounds like a great shepard's pie...yummy.

Yart said...

It all sounds so good! Now I'm hungry...LOL!

goatpod2 said...

Yum!

Amy

warren said...

Cool tool! We always have to cut corn with a regular knife and that sucks!

mallardhen said...

I also use cream corn in a dish that I am quite sure must be Amish at birth, it is 2 cans of Cream corn or equivilent of your home made variety, 4 eggs beaten and 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (I use Eagle Brand). I beat the eggs and then beat the corn into the eggs followed by the milk mixing well pour this into a greased 9X12 baking dish, sprinkle salt and pepper over top and bake at 350 for approx. 1 hour. This is yummy served with just about any meat but we really like it with turkey or ham.