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Traditional corn pudding recipes contain a very large amount of butter, usually 1/2 stick per can of corn used. I have lightened the following recipes.
QUANTITY RULES FOR CORN DISHES:
A 9x13 glass pan uses a recipe with 3 to 4 cans of corn and makes about 12 servings. You need 3 to 4 (usually 4) 9x13 pans to serve 50 people. A half recipe makes a round 1 1/2 quart casserole or an 8x8 pan.
1 can of whole corn, drained, is the approximate equivalent of 2 cups frozen whole corn, thawed and drained. 5 medium size ears of fresh corn make about 2 cups of fresh corn kernels. A can of corn is 15-1/2 to 17 ounces.
The first printed recipe I could find for this is 50 years old. Mildly sweet, quite plain.
2 cans whole corn, drained
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9x13 pan.
When I can get masa, I make this instead of the one above.
This popular sweet corn pudding shows up as a side dish on a lot of Chevy's combos. If you can't get good fresh corn, use frozen corn, thawed and drained. For a vegan variation, the recipe works well with rice or soy milk and soy magarine.
To make sure the masa is distributed evenly, mix each 9x13 pan separately.
6 cups fresh corn kernels, supersweet preferred, OR thawed frozen corn kernels
Preheat oven to 250F.
Allow 1 large ear of corn or 1 1/2 medium ears per person. Using a SHARP knife, split each row of kernels on the ear right down the middle. Then using a dull table knife or spoon, scrape down each row into a flat bowl or plate. From a whole ear, you will get about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of creamy corn with some milky liquid, with the hulls remaining on the cob.
2 pounds bacon ends and pieces
In a large roasting pan, fry the bacon until crisp, drain it on paper towels. Diced the cooked bacon and set aside.
10 1 pound cans whole kernel corn
Drain whole kernel corn; reserve 2 1/2 cups liquid.
30 cups fresh cut sweet corn (30-40 ears)
Cut off the corn. Scrape the cobs for juice.
1 can cream-style corn
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
1/3 cup butter or margarine
Melt butter and blend in flour, salt, pepper and paprika. Cook until smooth and lump free, stirring well. Add milk and cook and stir until thickened and smooth. Remove from heat.
2 cans creamed corn
Thaw and chop the broccoli. Crush the crackers. Save 2/3 c of crackers.
Quantity alert: Because it is a light recipe, this only serves 6 to 8.
6 large eggs -- beaten thick and yellow
Preheat oven to 375oF. Put the butter in the 9x13 baking pan and place in the oven until the butter melts.