It is certainly no secret how much I love Summer.
I love the bright blue sky on a sunny summer day.
I love the beach during the summer! I could sit out there forever in the warm sunshine just staring at the water and listening to the waves crashing. It’s when I’m at my most peaceful state.
I love the pool during the summer! I DO sit out there forever some days. There’s just something about the sun and the water that soothes whatever stresses my soul.
But there’s one more thing you may not know that I love about Summer. . . and that’s fresh corn! Aaaahhh! Lovely sweet ears of fresh corn. I all but melt when I think of my mama’s fresh creamed corn. It’s blissful, to put it simply!!! And even though I make it myself now, I still refer to it as “my mama’s” fresh creamed corn. It’s one of my most favorite things about Summer.
It’s not really a recipe persay. It’s just one of those things that you get a feel for. That’s pretty much the way my mama cooks everything. Don’t let that intimidate you though. It’s really super easy to make. Here’s all you need.
2 Tbl Butter (or bacon grease if you have it)
1 Tbl flour
Salt and Pepper
Shuck the corn and pull out all the silkies. In a large deep bowl, cut the corn off the cob. But don’t cut all the way down to the cob. Only cut off about half of the kernels. The rest is scraped off the cob with the back of your knife. THAT’S the creamy, milky, delicious part. When all the cobs are scraped clean, sprinkle about a tablespoon of flour over the corn and stir together. This thickens up the creamy goodness.
Now if you have bacon grease, it doesn’t get any better. But if you don’t, butter will do just fine. Melt a couple of tablespoons of your grease/butter in a skillet. Add your corn. Stir in about a half cup of water. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Cook over medium/low heat for about 20 minutes stirring frequently. If it starts getting TOO thick, just add a little more water. You can always add water, but it’s tougher to take it out if you put too much in in the beginning. Just keep it at a creamy consistency.
It’s a long 20 minutes while it cooks. I’m not above sneaking a teaspoon full here and there while it’s cooking. That’s just how anxious I get when I’m anywhere near this stuff. Trust me. This creamed corn is better than just about anything I’ve ever eaten in my life. Such a simple pleasure in life.
And I’ve been known to make it and eat just creamed corn for dinner all by itself. Just me and the corn.
Gosh I love Summer!!!