Summer Fest: Creamed Corn with Bacon and Rosemary

Creamed Corn with Bacon and Rosemary

Summer Fest is in full swing and this week we’re celebrating corn, one of summer’s sweetest pleasures.  I have many fond memories of eating fresh corn on the cob in summer – sweet and salty and dripping with butter, it was always a welcome treat.

There’s even a special place in my heart for those funky plastic corn holders (shaped like corn cobs, of course) that my grandma would stick into the ends of the cob to keep our fingers clean and unburnt.  I can still remember how they felt in my hands as I rolled the hot corn against a cold stick of butter until it was was coated with a thick, drippy layer and the stick of butter had molded itself into a shape more suitable for the task at hand.

And then there was the eating.  My sister and I would race through the rows of kernels, typewriter sound effects in full effect, enjoying the messy act of eating as much if not more than the delightful flavor of the corn.  Corn on the cob is still a delight, but it seems that I was much less annoyed by corn stuck in my teeth when I was a child.  It drives me crazy now!

Well you don’t have to worry about corn sticking in your teeth when you cut it off the cob to make this delicious creamed corn.  It might not be quite as fun to eat, but the flavor will more than make up for it.

Creamed Corn with Bacon and Rosemary

5 large ears fresh sweet corn
4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 shallot, finely chopped
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon fresh minced rosemary
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Husk corn and cut kernels off the cobs (you should have about 4 cups kernels); set aside.  In a medium saucepan, cook bacon until crisp.  Remove bacon pieces with a slotted spoon and set aside; pour off all but 2 teaspoons of the drippings.  Add shallots and cook over medium-low heat until softened, about 3 – 4 minutes.  Pour water into the pan, turn heat up, and scrape up the brown bits.  Add corn, bring to a simmer, then cover and reduce heat.  Cook for 10 – 15 minutes until tender.  Add cream and rosemary and simmer for a few minutes longer until slightly thickened.  Stir in bacon pieces and season to taste with salt and pepper.  For a thicker consistency, puree a small portion of corn and liquid in a blender then return to pan.  Serves 6.

Other Ways with Corn:

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How You Can Join in Summer Fest 2010

Summer Fest 2010 Have a recipe or tip that fits any of our weekly themes? Starting with our posts of Wednesday, July 28, for five Wednesdays, you can contribute in various ways, big or small.

Contribute a whole post, or a comment—whatever you wish.  It’s meant to be fun, viral, fluid.  No pressure, just delicious.  Simply leave your tip or recipe or favorite links in the comments below a Summer Fest post on my blog, and then go visit my collaborators and do the same.

The cross-blog event idea works best when you leave your recipe or favorite links (whether to your own blog or someone else’s) at all the host blogs. Yes, copy and paste them everywhere! That way, they are likely to be seen by the widest audience. Everyone benefits, and some pretty great dialog starts simmering.

Or think bigger: Publish entire posts of your own, if you wish, and grab the juicy Summer Fest 2010 tomato badge (illustrated by Matt of Mattbites.com).

Summerfest 2010 Posting Schedule

7/28: Cukes and Zukes
8/4: Corn
8/11: Herbs, Greens, and Beans
8/18: Stone Fruit
8/25: Tomatoes

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