Butter Baked Corn

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Step 1: Preparing the Corn

Preparing the Corn

Preheat your oven to 400° Fahrenheit.

Using a corn creamer placed over a large, wide bowl, remove the meat and juices from the corn. Make sure you scrape the corn a few times on each side, working closely to the cob.

  • 6 ears fresh corn

Step 2: Baking the Corn

Baking the Corn

Once you have finished the corn, add the salt and stir to combine. Pour the corn into a 7" x 11" -inch baking dish. Be careful not to splatter any up the sides of the dish as they tend to burn. Smooth the corn out, add the knobs of butter over top and sprinkle with a bit more salt.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the corn is bubbling and the edges turn golden brown. Once done, remove from the oven and let rest for a few minutes before serving.

  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (for the top)

Notes

During corn season, take some time to cream a whole bunch of corn; then portion and freeze it raw in flat packs (as shown in the Tips on How to Freeze Stock video). Come winter, you will have delicious summer corn anytime.

Dee F

What a great way to eat corn!

We had this last night for dinner it was so yummy. We bought a whole bunch of corn on the weekend and I was wondering what I was going to do with it all.

I will make this again, for sure! Hopefully next time I will end up with some leftovers.

Steve E
Rouxbe Staff

I'm glad I remembered this before it was too late.

Here we are in the height of corn season in BC and I had forgotten about this simple unbelievable way to serve fresh corn. My mother-in-law thought I put a lot of effort into making this...if she only knew.

I went back to my local corn guy today and bought 2 more dozen to cream and put into the deep freeze for the dog days of winter.

Aziza S

Cooked or Raw Fresh Corn?

Hi, This recipe seems very delicious and I'm willing to try them right away!!! I just have one question, it seems stupid though.. is the corn cooked like corn on the cob or is it raw fresh ,,, I know you say its Fresh but it looks very yellow in the video for raw corn. BTW am still new at the cooking thing :)

Dawn T
Rouxbe Staff

Re: Cooked or Raw Fresh Corn?

The corn is raw, not cooked. It only gets cooked once it goes in the oven in the casserole dish. Cheers!

Aziza S

Thank you

Thank you soo much for the reply :) Im really looking forward to trying this recipe.. wish me luck!!

Dawn T
Rouxbe Staff

Re: Thank You

You are most welcome Aziza, but no luck needed just good corn :-)

Hope you enjoy it, it is a delicious one!

Wallace T

Can Corn?

Would'nt this dish be just as good if can corn was used?

Dawn T
Rouxbe Staff

RE: Butter Baked Corn Using Canned Corn

No this dish would not really work using canned corn. Fresh corn with all of it's juices and starches are what make this dish so wonderful. Canned corn would be watery and it would lack the depth of flavor that this dish has. Of course that's not to say that you couldn't try it, just don't expect miracles from the canned corn. Cheers!

David S

Stupid question?

"During corn season, take some time to cream a whole bunch of corn; then portion and freeze it raw in flat packs."

"Flat packs"? Do you mean something like freezer bags?

(Also, I read another recipe for this on the web site of the company that makes corn creamers. They recommend stirring the dish half way through baking. Comments?

Dawn T
Rouxbe Staff

Re: Stupid Question

You may want to watch the video for this recipe as it does show us using freezer bags. There is also a drill-down attached to the recipe in step one called "Freezing Corn" and in this video we show you exactly what we mean and what we did.

As for whether or not you want to stir it during cooking that is up to you I suppose. I do not stir it as I love the cruncher or slightly browned edges that are formed from not stirring.

Hope this helps to clear things up - cheers!

David S

Re: Stupid Question

I DID watch the video for the recipe. What I didn't watch was the "Related Tips & Techniques" for freezing. Now I have. Thanks.

David S

salt

"2 tsp Kosher salt (1 tsp table salt)"

How much sea salt? 1 tsp as well?

Kimberley S
Rouxbe Staff

RE: Sea Salt vs Kosher Salt

It depends on the type of salt you have and the size of the crystals and their weight. Sea salt is generally heavier than kosher salt so I would suggest using 1 tsp sea salt. Cheers!

Yvonne M

Blanching

Is it necessary to blanch the corn first if you plan to freeze it?

David S

Made it!

I made it last night and it was amazing. A couple of points...creaming the corn was not as difficult as I anticipated. It actually wasn't difficult at all, and a bit therapeutic, I might say. A tip from the instructions that came with my creamer was very helpful. It suggested laying the creamer across the bowl (not in the bowl), and using an improvised backstop (a wall) to anchor it. This worked well on my counter.

I did a full recipe (6 cobs) to freeze (in a flat pack!), and made a partial recipe (4 cobs) that fit in an 8x8 pyrex dish. After 45 minutes, the edges were brown and the corn was bubbling, but the top wasn't brown. Next time I might use the broiler for the last few minutes.

Try it!

(Yvonne - you wouldn't blanch before freezing. Remember, the resulting corn after using the creamer is not whole kernels...it's a mash, so you couldn't blanch that.)

Jeff W

No corn creamer

First off, WOW. I made the recipe tonight and was thoroughly impressed. It's so much better than the traditional way with eggs and crackers and such. It was really amazing.

I've called and looked all over for a corn creamer. I finally called a locally owned cook shop that I just found while searching for the creamer and they said they had several! I go to the farmers' market every Saturday and picked up 2 dozen ears of corn in anticipation of freezing some creamed for the winter(and some tomatillos for the salsa verde, also yum).

I showed up afterwards at the shop. The owner shows me the corn creamer. It was a cutter :-( What was I going to do with 2 dozen ears of corn when there's only 2 of us. I looked at the video of the corn creamer and got to thinking. I pulled out a salad fork and just started raking the corn lengthways. I then used the side of the fork to scrape out the juice and meat.

It worked!! It was a little messy. It splattered some, but I got better as I went along. I did it in the sink to reduce the cleanup. I now have 5 bags of creamed corn in the freezer for the winter and will probably do some more next week.

I may order a 'real' creamer online, but my handy fork will do me just fine until it gets here. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jeff

Kimberley S
Rouxbe Staff

RE: No Corn Creamer

Way to improvise! I'm going to try this next time as well. Cheers!

David S

RE: No Corn Creamer (plus other ideas)

Great work, Jeff. I was thinking that there must have been a way to make creamed corn before the invention of the corn creamer. You figured it out!

You mentioned "the traditional way with eggs and crackers". Haven't heard of that and I wonder if it's a regional variation. Whereabouts do you live?

I've been thinking a lot about this recipe. One idea I had was to use the broiler for the last few minutes, as mine didn't really brown on top. Also, single serving dishes (ramekins?) strike me as a good idea.

Thoughts?

Jeff W

eggs and crackers

I live in Ohio. Some call it scalloped corn and some call it creamed.

Sean M

A hit

Hey Gang, Made this tonight for a group BBcue. A huge hit. Thanks!

Cathy B

Canned corn be gone!

This is the best creamed corn ever. I did not have a corn creamer, so I cut the kernals about 1/3 down with a sharp knife and scraped out the milk. I don't know if it was as creamy as the original recipe, but it sure was delicious! I have ordered a corn creamer through Amazon and will try this recipe many times again. My family loves it.

Donald D

Food Mill produced terrific results

I too couldn't fine a corn creamer in our local kitchen stores (short of a mult-purpose cutter/creamer at $60+ >no thanks), but have been dying to try this recipe before corn season ends.
So, out came the food mill. Cutting the kernels off the cob,a few turns in the mill with its coarsest grater, accomplished the task with very little fuss (read mess).
The end result was absolutely delicious.
>Would serving it on/with plain white rice be too much starch?

Dawn T
Rouxbe Staff

Re: Creamed Corn and White Rice

Donald you could serve it with white rice if you like. I usually still serve a starch with this dish when I make it. Cheers!

Laurie J

Corn Creamer--where to get?

I would like to make this for Xmas Eve dinner. I have checked with Crate and Barrel, Williams Sonoma, and Sur La Table. None of these high-end kitchen specialty stores sell a "corn creamer." (I had similar trouble with finding a "gnocchi paddle"...none of these stores carry this either.)

Where did everybody buy their corn creamer (and, if you know, gnocchi paddle)?

David S

re: Corn Creamer--where to get?

I just bought mine in a little kitchen store, and I've seen it elsewhere. You could try online, or the alternative methods suggested above.

What city are you in?

David S

never mind...

Sorry, just clicked your link and see you're in Illinois. Just asked on the off-chance you lived in Toronto and I could tell you in what store I bought mine.

Laurie J

Corn Creamer

:-) I guess I will have to get one off of Amazon...it seems they have one. Thank you!

Daniel R

America's Test Kitchen

ATK did a review on corn strippers, and their fave was the Oxo Good Grips one, that's the one with the little cup to catch the kernels. I bought one, and it works great.

Laurie J

Corn Creamer

Oxo--that's a great idea! I am going to Bed Bath and Beyond today...I bet I will find it there...and I can use a coupon!!! Thanks for the GREAT idea!

David S

double-check!

Make sure it's a creamer, and not just a stripper!

Laurie J

whoops!

You are right--he says "stripper" above, not creamer! Thank you for catching that!

Daniel R

spoon

after stripping the corn from the cob, you can use a spoon to scrape the remaining 'cream' off of the cob.

Daniel R

mandolin

A mandolin slicer will work too by the way

David S

creamer vs. cutter vs. stripper vs. mandolin

A proper corn creamer, in effect, pierces the kernels, then "milks" the "cream" out of them. The alternate methods mentioned above (cutting off the kernels, then "milking" the cob), will result in a different dish. The kernels will be more intact, with lots of skin. The creamer results in a lot of the skin being left on the cob.

Read Jeff W's innovative, low tech method on the previous page. No creamer/cutter/stripper/mandolin required!

Daniel R

sand in my eyes

I hadn't actually watched the video, the picture just looked like a recipe for cornbread with whole corn kernels. You're right, for this recipe a stripper or mandolin just wouldn't do.

Looks great I might just get one of those creamers, or try the low tech approach :)

David S

Tonight's the night!

I experimented with this dish in the summer, during corn season, while my wife was out of town. I froze a couple of batches for a surprise winter dish. Canned creamed corn is a comfort food for her (which we have maybe once a year). I'm hoping this dish will blow her mind.)

My only problem is, while reviewing the recipe and baking instructions, I'm not sure whether I added the salt before I froze it. Hmmm, I guess I'll just taste it cold and see if I can tell.

Dawn T
Rouxbe Staff

RE: Salting the Corn

Salting should be done just before baking the corn. Cheers!

Ron L

Cheese Grater

Would a cheese grater do the trick?

Dawn T
Rouxbe Staff

Re: Using a Cheese Grater to Cream Corn

I have not tried it myself but you could always give it a try. I would recommend trying it on a grater that has pretty big holes so you don't completely disintegrate the corn. Good luck and feel free to let us know how it goes. Cheers!

David S

Before trying a cheese grater...

Check out Jeff W's low-tech method on the previous page. It's hard to imagine a cheese grater working. Good luck!

Philip I

I found a corn creamer on Amazon!

I found a corn creamer through Amazon. It just arrived this week so I am making this tonight as a side dish to accompany strip loin steaks and mashed potatoes. I sampled a tiny bit of the raw creamed corn before popping it in the oven and it was wonderfully sweet! I'm eager to see how everyone enjoys this when its nicely baked and caramelized.

Joe  G
Rouxbe Staff

Lucky you!

We creamed a bunch of fresh corn recently. I discovered an amazing dish using the end product. I sweat a finely diced onion (whole) in a little olive oil, added a couple of cups of creamed corn, then lots of freshly chopped cilantro, chillies and tomato concasse. Lastly, I added some freshly cooked spaghetti noodles (voila - mexican pasta). It was delicious. :-)

Lea

Corn Creamer (can someone give an on-line recommendation)

I've seen mixed reviews for corn creamers on line and have just about settled on using a knife. Is there a good corn creamer out there on Amazon or will a knife suffice?

David S

Lee's

This is the one I got, and it works very well.

http://leemfgco.com/Item/Corn-Cutter-Stainless-Steel

It just happened to be the only one a local kitchen supplies store carried.

D

Lea

Lee's

Just ordered the wooden one via amazon. We'll see how it works out!

Dawn T
Rouxbe Staff

Re: Recommendation on Corn Creamer

I searched Amazon and many of these corn creamers seem to get pretty good reviews.

I do recommend trying a corn creamer as the results are quite different. They rip through the corn, rather than just slicing off whole kernels of corn. This is what creates the desired creaminess. Cheers!

Kervin

RE:

Will this work with frozen corn?

Ken R
Rouxbe Staff

RE: frozen corn

The corn creamer creates a texture that is markedly different than using bagged frozen corn kernels. If you pulse frozen kernels in a food processor, you'll get a closer approximation (it releases starch)- but fresh is best in this dish. Cheers.

Kervin

frozen corn

Thank you.

Kervin

RE:

Hi Ken,
I am planning to make enough to fit in a 9x13 inch pan, how many fresh corns would you recommend i use? salt and butter also?

Dawn T
Rouxbe Staff

Re: Baked Corn

You don't have to be that concerned with exact measurements with this recipe. The recipe calls for a 7x9 inch pan and 6 ears of corn, so you should be good with another cob or two of corn — same for the butter and salt, just add a touch more. Hope that helps. Cheers!

Andrew L

Another Great Simple Dish

I made this last night and have to commend you folks again on finding recipes that are really good! I have had creamed corn before but this makes it so much better than canned.
Everyone loved it.

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