Sweet and Spicy Maque Choux

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READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Katlinn

Traditional Cajun side-dish that is full of flavor. You can adjust the amount of pepper to fit your taste, but I think the sweet/spicy combination is just perfect. I wouldn't recommend using canned or frozen corn for this...it's just not the same.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Shuck the corn and remove all of the cornsilk.
  2. Hold each cob over a bowl and cut the kernels away in layers (don't cut whole kernels) then scrape the knife along the cob to get all of the 'milk' out of it.
  3. Melt butter in large saucepan or pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions, bell peppers, celery and tomatoes and saute until the onions are transparent, about 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in the salt and peppers, then add the corn and milk from the cobs, the sugar and the evaporated milk and stir well.
  5. Reduce heat to medium and cook until corn is tender, about 10-15 more minutes.
  6. Adjust seasonings to taste.

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