Monday, November 22, 2010

Corn and Cheese Pudding with Green Chiles

This comforting side dish is a nice change from plain old corn on Thanksgiving, but also can be a tasty meal itself with a healthy salad on busy weeknights. The original recipe comes from Dishboy Scott via his mom and an early 1970s Vegetarian Epicure cookbook.

Corn and Cheese Pudding with Green Chiles
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When I think of the 1970s I wonder why anyone ever wanted to be vegetarian. Though sometimes, surprisingly tasty recipes like this one are a bright spot in a strange era of food.


2 eggs
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup sour cream
1 scant cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
2 cups frozen super sweet corn
3 tablespoons melted butter
3 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
4 ounce can mild diced green chiles, drained

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a casserole dish.

2. Beat eggs and flour to make a smooth paste. Beat in sour cream, milk, salt, pepper and sugar. Stir in corn, melted butter, cheese and chiles.

3. Pour into casserole dish and bake for 50 to 55 minutes until slightly puffy and golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe slightly adapted from a 1970s Vegetarian Epicure cookbook. Picture by Laura Flowers.


12 comments:

oc2seattle said...

I'm totally adding this as yet another side at Thanksgiving - in tribute to the 70s I may have to feather my hair and wear blue eyeshadow too . . .

Jennifurla said...

OMG, I just made something like this for an early thanksgiving = this looks better though! I am going to incorporate it into my thanksgiving.

Chelsea said...

Mmmm. I've always been a bit skeptical of bread pudding, but this looks really good...

Chef E said...

Yum, I made it this way one year and it did bring it up to a new level! Corn and chilies were made for each other!

Joanne said...

Honestly, up until recently I think being vegetarian must have been seriously tough just because of the lack of knowledge and availability about veg foods. Then, of course, there are treasures like this...

UrMomCooks said...

Wow...I remember some of the wacko 70's veggie food... This however, is a keeper - bet it would bake beautifully in an acorn squash...

notyet100 said...

must have been good,.

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said...

I love corn pudding.... my recipe is almost exactly like this and it's SO delish. I never thought to incorporate this dish into Thanksgiving, and am wishing I would've. Great dish.

Holly said...

Yum! reminds me of my childhood:)

~RED~ said...

Hmmm i was going to make Plain old corn for the catering.. but maybe not.. ;)

Monet said...

This sounds like a great vegetarian comfort food! I would love eating this on Thursday...or any night of the week. I love finding older vegetarian recipes...there are some great ones! I hope you have a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving!

Joy said...

That is a great recipe.

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