Creamy Skillet Corn {Granny's Recipe}

Creamy Skillet Corn, super simple to make with few ingredients and is a great side dish to take to any gathering using fresh corn cut off the cob that is creamy with a surprising crispiness.


Look at these beautiful ears of corn I got at Walmart for 15 cents an ear.  I am not surprised that they are running corn on special.  Fresh corn is always ready around the first of July here in Texas.



I have already made several trips to Walmart to take advantage of these savings.

I don't know how you like to eat fresh corn

Around my house, we are split on boiling it on the cob, and slathering it with butter, to cutting it off the cob, and cooking it in an iron skillet with butter and cream which is my favorite.


I use my Mother's recipe she used to make her Creamy Skillet Corn by, and oh how it brings back so many fond memories every time I make it.  As a girl growing up, we would put up fresh corn in the freezer every summer.

Mother would blanch some on the cob and freeze it whole in freezer bags, and cut the rest off the cob and freeze it in freezable containers.  The winter was just a little sweeter with all that corn love in the freezer.



 Creamy Skillet Corn

Ingredients:

  • 12 ears fresh corn, shucked and silks cleaned off with cool running water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (or flour)
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4-1 cup water (or milk)
  • 11/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions:
In a large deep bowl, using a sharp knife cut the kernels off the cob; go back with a spoon, and scrape all that wonderful corn milk off the cob.

In a large iron skillet or heavy bottom skillet, melt butter and then add the corn.  In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch, sugar, water, salt and pepper to form a slurry; pour over the corn and stir until mixed well.  Simmer for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Note:  I grew up with a large family, so my Mother's recipes are on a large scale.  If the recipe is too big, you can cut it in half.  I remember Mother occasionally used milk instead of water and add as much as for desired thickness.


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57 comments :

  1. That looks delicious. Why have I been eating the canned stuff when I could have had creamed corn made from scratch like this?

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  2. wow This must taste really great!

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  3. This looks really lovely - serious comfort corn! I have a whole load in my fridge at the moment - so guess what I'm making!
    Mary x

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  4. this is a recipe I learned from my mother in law I love this country style recipe

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  5. Wow! Everything looks so good. Thank you for following my blog. I have become your newest follower. Blessings, Martha

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  6. Yummy! I haven't had cream corn since I was a little girl!

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  7. We cut the corn off the ear around here and cook it cream style and freeze it. It is delicious. We do not put any indgredients in it. It seems to freeze better and last longer. Blessings!

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  8. corn these days taste so soft and sweet. This looks so yummy and creamy. Thanks for sharing this with Hearth and Soul Hop :)

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  9. Anonymous7/13/2011

    Oh so happy to find this recipe. I have been enjoying a similar dish at one of our local restaurants and have been meaning to ask the chef for the recipe but will first try this one. Thank you very much

    Veronica
    www.tasselandtwigs.blogspot.com

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  10. This looks delicious! I love corn, any way it is done! Your creamy skillet corn looks absolutely yummy! Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe, have a nice day!

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  11. Hi K, Wow! Love your blog!! Thanks so much for signing up to follow mine..Comin' Home. I just dropped by to say how much I appreciated it. :o)

    We must be semi-neighbors. I live east of Willis in the Sam Houston National Forest. The woods are lovely!

    What a great project to work on. Something to put on my to do MUCH later list. Ha!

    Donna @ Comin' Home

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  12. this looks fantastic! I'm your newest follower :)

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  13. We're looking for old family recipes for a challenge we're running in honor of the movie The Help!

    We'd love to have you enter this one, or any of Granny's recipes. We've got a Los Angeles foodie judging later this month and you could win with this one.

    http://www.takepart.com/thehelp

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  14. I can so relate to this story. I grew up in south Jersey and corn on the bob, slathered with butter and sometimes tobasco was an all time favorite.
    I'm a new follower from We Did it Wednesday.

    http://slipstitchesandmore.blogspot.com

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  15. I've never had corn like this until very recently...it's delicious! Fresh corn on the cob is always a good idea, too! Lovely, summery post!

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  16. I am so hungry for this. Mr. Sweet's mother used to make it almost just like this. She added more sugar, I think, as her's was almost like a Corn Pudding. So good.
    I am going to Walmart today and will pick up a few ears to make your recipe.
    xoxo bj

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  17. Thank you for sharing this fabulous recipe!
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    Concetta

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  18. yummm, looks so good!
    ...just might try this soon!
    thanks so much for sharing :)

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  19. O M G...cream corn my mouth is watering,great goodness,this looks good.
    I'm visiting from Foodie Friday.
    Hope you can visit LazyonLoblolly for cookbook giveaway.
    ~Jo
    LazyonLoblolly

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  20. This looks delicious! We made something like this also with fresh corn from the garden. It was so good. Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  21. Yummy, this looks delicious! I also have a great corn recipe on my blog.

    P.S. I am having a giveaway on my blog. There are awesome organizational tools for moms and kids. I hope you will enter.

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  22. wow...i never tried making them on my own before..your recipe is encouraging me to make some myself!

    arrived here via Food Friday :)

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  23. K, That sounds awesome! Have a great wknd!
    Beth

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  24. This looks REALLY good ...
    New follower from hop. Please follow me back!
    www.cutemammi.com

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  25. I love corn too and soonest here in MI is going to have fresh ones direct from the farm. ^_^

    Halo2x

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  26. This looks delicious! I have you featured on my page today (again) for the "Flash-back-Friday!"
    www.cookinformycaptain.blogspot.com

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  27. I made a creamed croen from fresh cobs for 4th of July which was great, so I will def have to try this next. Thanks for sharing with Fat Camp Friday. See you next week! http://bit.ly/npf0ml

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  28. LOVE corn....and this recipe looks yummy... I'm going to try it.

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  29. Yum, that looks so good. I haven't had any "fried corn" all summer. You are making me hungry. I'll have to check out the WalMart near me. Thanks for the tip and recipe,
    Babs

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  30. Oh - how good this looks! Corn is really in season here in North Carolina and I'm heading to the farmer's market tomorrow! It is one of the few veggies everyone in my family will eat! Got to try this.
    Stopping by from Inspirational Friday and so glad you shared. I'll be back to check out the other recipes soon :)

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  31. Oh this looks so good, you just inspired me to get up very early tomorrow morning and go to the local farmer's market. You have to be an early bird there, everything goes in a hurry. This corn is how I love it best, creamed. My momma made it the same way, a delicious treat in the summertime. thanks for sharing

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  32. I used to have this one as child. So much better than the canned stuff.

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  33. Thank you so much for sharing on Momtrends. I love checking out all the Friday Food submissions. Love this old-school dish. It's a classic for BBQs and potlucks in the summer when corn is plentiful. Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing.

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  34. Hi Kay,
    This is the best way in the world to make a great fresh corn dish. I can almost taste it now. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week. Have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

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  35. I would go absolutely hot-wild if I found corn for 15 cents an ear...that's amazing. Your skillet corn sounds absolutely wonderful!

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  36. Good corn is hard to come by in the grocery stores around here. My brother grows corn, and my most favorite way to eat it is right off of the cob. I also love my mom's corn pudding. This creamy skillet corn looks delicious as well! :)

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  37. o looks delicious!!! thanks for sharing:)
    http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/

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  38. Both ways are so delicious, that is so hard to choose. Also love it grilled on the barbecue. So glad you linked your mom's recipe to Vintage Recipe Thursday.

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  39. We have been boiling and roasting alot of corn around here but I can't wait to try this!!! Delish!

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  40. Jason@JLHealth7/18/2011

    I'm an "on the cob" kind of guy myself...although your recipe pulls me strongly in the other direction!

    Great post and thanks for sharing at the hearth and soul hop.

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  41. From one Texan to another, I love the corn recipe. Luckily, we got most of our corn in before it burned up. No matter how much water we put on it, it just couldn't handle the heat!!

    I am your newest follower from the Monday blog. I would appreciate you following back and checking out both of my sites:
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  42. i love corn...your creamy skillet corn looks really delicious! thanks for sharing your recipe! visiting from FTF, have a great week. :)

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  43. I love me some corn! And this looks delicious. Family recipes are always the best and bring up such wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing! ~ Courtney

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  44. Yum!! What a nice recipe and I love hearing the story, too!

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  45. Thanks for linking up with Garden Variety Wednesday!
    This looks wonderful.

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  46. my mother used to make fried corn it was delicious and I have tried many times never doing the same as hers I will try your recipes come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  47. YUM!!!That corn looks wonderful and it is everywhere. I will be making your mother's version soon! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

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  48. Oh. My. Goodness! I am bookmarking this right now. It looks AMAZING!!! And your pictures are wonderful!! I love fresh corn and I am going to have to add this recipe to my box. Thank you so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday- we would LOVE to have you come back tomorrow and link up more of your great posts!
    -The Six Sisters
    http://sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com

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  49. No one can cook like a granny! I used to love to eat homegrown corn and such from Granny! How yummy! What summer fun!

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  50. I love creamy corn, but I've never tried making them! Your skillet corn makes the canned ones look so bad :)

    Oh, btw, I'd like to invite you to join Weekday Potluck Meme and link up your food entries for the week! :)

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  51. Just browsing your good recipes and came across this one that made me smile with memories. My mother in law always raised a LOT of corn. We always had the best, fresh corn and, like your mom, we froze a lot of it.
    She made skillet corn a lot but used more butter and sugar. Her's was very near a Corn Pudding and so good, we all flocked to her house when she was making it. My dad always loved her corn, too. I would call him and go by and pick him up when she called that she had a big pot of corn ready for us all. :)
    Such sweet memories and...now, guess what.....
    I am hungry for CORN. :)
    XO bj

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  52. I am loving your site and recipes. I too remember finding the bags of corn in the freezer. When my grandmother would put her corn up in the summer I could hardly keep myself from sneaking little tastes of it before it was even done. Thanks for the great recipe and warm memories :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping to share about your grandmother...love company in my kitchen! Blessings, K

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  53. We love, love, love cream corn at our house! This sounds sooo good! :)

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    1. Welcome to CWK...so glad you stopped by to share!

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