Creamed Corn with Bacon and Leeks

Written by Lillian Tram on October 3rd, 2015

When you have guests for dinner and you don’t know what to cook, you might get frustrated. Time shows up to never be on your side in such situations, so you need to rapidly get some inspiration from somewhere, right? And where is this “somewhere”, other than the internet? Better yet, by visiting your favorite ‘Pig Me Up’ blog 🙂
 
Bacon side dish
 
Creamed Corn with Bacon and Leeks Side Dish Recipe
 
I remember having only a few hours until my unexpected guests were to arrive at my home and I needed to urgently find a recipe to prepare, preferably one with delicious bacon! I really wanted to spoil my dinner guests with a nice warm welcome, and the aroma of a home cooked dinner – down to the last side dish.
 
Corn is a faithful side dish standard but sometimes it is also a boring option …without bacon of course. I prepared this Creamed Corn recipe for them and it turned out to be a real joy for everyone. They appreciated my cooking talents and were really impressed with the aromas that spread all through my dining room. (Everyone loves the smell of bacon, right?)
 
side dish ingredients
 
Here I will show you what ingredients you need and how you will prepare this extraordinary, delicious meal. You’ll try it once and will sure fall in love with its delicious taste.
 
 

Ingredients
 
6 ears corn

2 cups 1% low-fat milk

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

4 slices bacon

1 cup chopped leek

 

Preparation
 

First, take the corn and cut the kernels from ears, so that they measure 3 cups.

Take a bowl and scape milk and remaining pulp from cubs, using the dull side of a knife blade.

Place low-fat milk, sugar, salt, pepper, cornstarch and one and a half cups kernels in a food processor and process the composition until smooth, scraping sides.

Take a large cast-iron skillet and use it to cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Turn it once before ready. Remove the bacon from the pan and reserve one teaspoon drippings in pan. Crumble bacon.

Then, add leeks to pan and cook them for 2 minutes or until tender. You need to constantly stir.

Puree corn mixture and add it to pan, together with remaining 1 ½ cups corn kernels and corn milk. Bring the composition to a boil.

Reduce heat and then simmer for 3 minutes or until the composition gets slightly thick, remembering to constantly stir.

Before serving, sprinkle with the crumbled bacon.

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