Making Pudding From Sweet corn
Sweet Corn Pudding
The South has always been known for taking ordinary ingredients and combining them in unique ways to make extraordinary dishes that are enjoyed for both their texture and taste. From peanut soup to meatloaf baked inside pumpkin shells to incredible and almost decadent desserts southern foods have long been associated with home, heath and wonderful flavors. Perhaps one of the simplest and most flavorful southern dishes to master is Sweet corn pudding. Different areas and different southern cooks all have their own special pudding recipe and it is fun to discover just how a small change in ingredients can make for a completely different taste. However, for those new to southern cooking starting with the basics is often the best bet.
Here is a simple but, great tasting Sweet corn pudding that your family is sure to enjoy. Some of the ingredients have been changed slightly to present a low fat and heart healthy alternative to the traditional recipe.
Low Fat Sweet corn Pudding
* 2 cups fresh or frozen and thawed corn kernels
* 2 Heaping Tablespoons flour
* 3 whole eggs and 3 egg whites (or the equivalent amount of 5 eggs in egg beaters)
* 1 cup non fat evaporated milk
* 1/3 tsp salt
* 2 to 3 Tablespoons of plain bread crumbs (substitute low sodium finely ground crackers crumbs also works)
* cooking spray
Preheat Oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Combine flour and 1 cup of the corn kernels in a blender until smooth.
In a large mixing bowl combine eggs and egg whites and whisk together (or pour in egg beaters) add the pureed corn flour mixture, the additional corn kernels, evaporated milk and salt mix together, Pour mixture into a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake for 35 minutes and then remove from oven and sprinkle the bread or cracker crumbs on top. Return to the oven and bake an additional 30 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and serve hot with baked chicken, pork, or broiled or baked fish.
Note: For a slightly sweeter corn pudding add 1 ½ teaspoons sugar before baking.
This pudding recipe makes a great side dish for holiday meals as well as making your average dinner seem like a special occasion. For those who are looking for a bit more flavor adding crumbled bacon to this dish will do the trick. However, keep in mind that by adding bacon you are also adding to the fat content so make sure that you choose the leanest bacon possible and that it drained well and blotted with a paper towel to remove as much grease and fat as possible before crumbling.
For more Southern recipes try looking for a low fat Southern cookbook or searching online for low fat Southern recipes. You can also use any regular recipe and simply exchange those high fat ingredients for ingredients that are low in fat or fat free.
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