Alton Brown’s Creamed Corn

Alton Brown Creamed Corn

This is a recipe review, which means this is a recipe that I did not personally come up with, but that I tried out and am giving my opinion on how the recipe turned out. For legal reasons I cannot post these recipes, but I can tell you where you can get them yourself.

I have never been a fan of creamed corn. As a child I remember seeing the stuff coming out of a can, and wanting to run in the opposite direction. But Alton Brown’s recipe for creamed corn totally changes the game and the direction of my feet. Here are my notes on this recipe.

Click here to get the recipe for Alton’s Creamed Corn.

1. I love to use fresh corn, but when it is not in season I get by with the frozen baby gold and white corn made by Bird’s Eye. It is the best frozen corn out there. About 1 bag of corn should do it for the recipe. Each time I have used fresh I have used 2 bags for a double recipe.

2. I skip the rosemary. My wife didn’t really want to try with it in it, so I just left it out. It’s great anyway.

3. I also skip the onion. I am not really a big onion fan. I do use onion when I am doing some soups or roasts.

4. Get the good corn meal! There is definitely a difference between the more expensive good corn meal and the cheap stuff. Besides this recipe doesn’t call for much of it, so you might as well use the good stuff. I recommend Bob’s Red Mill stone ground fine grind yellow corn meal. If you can’t find the fine grind the medium grind will work too. I have found the medium grind to be more widely available.

5. This is a great dish to cook in an electric skillet. I cook it over a low setting so that I don’t burn anything. Sometimes I will cook it ahead of time in the skillet and bring it to a party or Thanksgiving, where I can simply plug the skillet back in, set to warm, and the corn is perfectly reheated.

6. The turmeric isn’t necessary but I like to add it for the color. It makes it look like the corn is glowing, which I think makes it more appealing.

Give this recipe a try, you will never think of grabbing the can stuff ever again.

Recipe Grade: A

Click here to get the recipe for Alton’s Creamed Corn.

If you are big Alton fan like I am, you might be interested in checking out these Good Eats books:
The Early Years
The Middle Years

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  1. Thanks for your informative article. My search for the best information and recipes to use with an electric skillet continues. To think I didn’t even know what one was 12 months ago.

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