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Cajun Maque Choux

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There are many variations of this delicious corn recipe, with or without tomatoes. This one was passed down to me from old friends.

Ingredients

  • 8 ears Sweet Corn, Fresh (can Use A Bag Of Fresh Frozen; Two Medium Ears Of Corn Equal Approximately 1 To 1 1/2 Cups Of Kernels If Using Frozen)
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 1 whole Sweet Onion, Small, Finely Chopped
  • 1 whole Jalapeno, Finely Diced (optional)
  • 1 whole Bell Pepper, Red, Finely Chopped
  • ½ cups Heavy Whipping Cream Or Half-And-Half
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 2 dashes White Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar

Preparation

Cut corn off the cob; shave down the cob to get the juice using blunt knife edge (shave each cob right after cutting kernels from it; then move on to next).

In large cast iron skillet, melt stick of butter then saute onion, jalapeno & red pepper; when tender, add corn, cream, salt, pepper, and sugar. Cook over low heat, stirring almost constantly, for 20 minutes.

If corn takes longer to get soft, add more cream and a little more butter.

**I’ve used 1-2 large bags fresh frozen corn when I was short on time.

**You can roast the corn cobs then scrape the corn off; adds a smokey flavor to the dish.

**May also add garlic

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grace21184 on 12.11.2012

Great find. Churches up regular old corn

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Little Missy Homemaker on 9.29.2009

I forgot to add that I did roast my corn. Loves it!

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Little Missy Homemaker on 9.29.2009

I also used green pepper cause it was fresh from my garden. I thought it was great, I will make again.

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flyingajoshi on 8.13.2009

This was awesome and so easy to make! I used two bags of frozen corn and green pepper rather than red (what I had on hand). It was GREAT!

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on 7.29.2009

I LOVE Maque Choux…but it’s been way too long since I’ve had any. Will definitely be trying your recipe!!!

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Kelly on 1.20.2017

Easy, yummy side dish!

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terrilw on 8.16.2013

A big hit for dinner tonight. We’ve never had anything like it and everyone loved it!

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grace21184 on 11.24.2012

Total hit. Not too spicy, just churched up the corn

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brandi75 on 8.8.2011

Wow! We had this at my neighbors house this weekend and it is awesome! Can’t wait to make it on my own!

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rhondalp on 7.6.2011

This earns my triple threat rating – fast, easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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