This is a step by step of making creamed corn like my granny and mother used to do. Enjoy.
The first step is good fresh corn...This is not a low-cal version.
Ingredients: fresh corn, cream, salt, pepper, bacon drippings, sugar (alternative: milk and flour)
Shuck and clean the silks and cut out the bad spots. This batch was beautiful with no blemishes.
Drop into a pot of boiling water to blanch for about 5 minutes. This makes it easier to cut off the cob.
After blanching for about 5 minutes then drop into an ice water bath to stop the cooking process and make it easier to work with.
Carefully take out of the boiling water and
give it a cool bath.
Now starts the most important process and the secret for creamed corn. You take good knife and in a shallow dish stand the ear on end and just cut the tips of the corn off. Trust me.
When you have cut all the tips off then you take your knife and scrap down the sides to get the cream or milk of the corn, the best part. It will splatter so sometimes I do it in my deep kitchen sink or just wipe down the walls.
See the cream there...
Now the cream is in the pan...yummy
When you get it to this point you can also put it in freezer bags and freeze for that special dinner.
Now, sometimes if I really want rich creamed corn I will use real cream to thicken, or I will make a slurry of milk and flour, not too much but enough to thicken. Lots of salt and pepper to taste and maybe a smidgen of sugar, but not necessary. Oh and the most important part, about a tablespoon or a little more of bacon drippings. This is not a low cal recipe but you can make it that way. If I'm going to this trouble, especially if I'm serving at a get together I will ramp it up.
In a large skillet or saucepan melt your bacon drippings. Don't walk away because the drippings can burn quickly. When hot add the corn and heat. When good and hot then you can add the cream or the milk thickening mixture. Add the seasonings and taste to tweek it just right. Bring the mixture back up to hot as the cream will cool it down. That is basically all you have to do.