Recipe by AngelaTN
This has been a staple at Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House in Lynchburg, Tennessee for over 100 years. Use only fresh corn for best results. I have not made this so cook times are only estimates.
Top Review by lynmoz
I'm always trying to "fancy-up" my food and this was *perfect*. I made the following adjustments to reduce calories: I started with 1 T bacon fat & *gasp _canned_ corn. I omitted the bacon, sugar, & butter. Still had tons of flavor. I know this diverges from the recipe, but it worked really well and I am thrilled with its taste and consistency! Thank you!
- 6 ears corn
- 3 slices bacon
- 2⁄3 cup water
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon butter
Directions See How It's Made
- Scrape kernels of corn off the cob using a sharp knife. Be sure to get as much liquid from the cob as possible. Set aside.
- In a heavy skillet cook the bacon until crisp; remove from skillet and crumble. Set aside.
- Stir corn into hot bacon drippings. Add water and sugar.
- Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to thicken.
- Gradually stir milk into cornstarch until smooth. Add to corn.
- Cook over low heat until thickened.
- Stir in butter and salt.
- Top with crumbled bacon before serving.