Sweet corn flavor is infused in every spoonful thanks to a generous amount of puréed kernels in this creamed corn-meets-soufflé casserole.
Creamed Corn Pudding
Makes 6 to 8 servings
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 3 cups fresh or thawed frozen corn kernels (about 4 ears)
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons plain cornmeal
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3 large eggs
- 1 (16-ounce) container sour cream
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 (8-ounce) package Monterey Jack cheese, shredded and divided
- 1 (7-ounce) jar diced pimientos, drained
- ¼ cup chopped green onion
- Garnish: chopped green onion
- Preheat oven to 350°. Pour vegetable oil into a 10-inch cast-iron skillet; place skillet in oven while preheating.
- In the work bowl of a food processor, pulse corn kernels until almost smooth.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Whisk in puréed corn, eggs, sour cream, and butter until smooth. Stir in 1½ cups cheese, pimientos, and green onion. Carefully spread mixture into hot skillet.
- Bake until puffed and center is almost set, 45 to 50 minutes, covering with foil after 30 minutes to prevent excess browning. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with remaining ½ cup cheese. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with green onion, if desired.
To add a little heat to this, use Monterey Jack cheese with peppers or stir in a minced seeded jalapeño.