I love cream corn. I've always loved it. I think it goes back to my childhood. My brother loved meat, any kind of meat, so every year for his birthday we would go to some restaurant specializing in all things meat. And most of the time it was this one infamous old school prime rib restaurant. We sat in a large booth, and the waiter would wheel carts by filled with steaming trays of mashed potatoes, creamed spinach and cream corn. I was always ask for a second helping of the cream corn. It was sweet, a little crunchy and oh, so dreamily creamy. Not a word, but it should be.
This recipe captures that and adds bacon. A little homage to my brother, who still loves meat.
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 pounds frozen corn, thawed
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled