August 24, 2012

Cheddar-Bacon Spoon Bread

I’ve been on a big corn kick lately.  I think it’s all because of my fetish with Bacon-Corn Relish.  Once I have ears of corn in the house I go crazy.  This is my favorite technique for removing corn from the cob – raw or cooked and cooled.  The big bowl catches everything and makes the whole process of stripping the cobs super easy.
Cheddar Bacon Spoon Bread
To my supreme delight, BHG came out with a series of corn recipes last month.  Are they psychic?  I think so.  This awesome pan of deliciousness is like the ultimate bread pudding-ish.  Flavorful, bacon (hello!), cheese, fresh corn, and a wonderfully moist inside.  You need to make this ASAP.  For reals.
 
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Cheddar-Bacon Spoon Bread
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1¾ cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup Jiffy corn muffin mix
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 3 ears of corn
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Cut bacon slices in half to fit easily into pan. Fry bacon until crispy over medium heat, flipping once. Remove bacon to paper towels to drain. Cut/crumble bacon into small pieces.
  2. Shuck corn. Peel back husk and remove silk as best you can. Place a smaller bowl upside down in the middle of a large bowl. Hold corn on end on top of smaller bowl and run knife down ear of corn to remove kernels. The large bowl will catch the corn. {This is one of my favorite kitchen tricks} Don’t cut the cob itself, just remove the kernels. Repeat for all 3 ears of corn.
  3. Separate eggs into two bowls.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  5. Coat a 2 quart casserole dish (or spring form pan) with cooking spray; set aside.
  6. Place a large saucepan over medium-high heat. In the saucepan, whisk together milk, corn muffin mix, sugar, salt and pepper until smooth. Stir until mixture thickens and is bubbly, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  7. Whisk in egg yolks, flour, and vegetable oil. Stir in bacon, corn kernels, and ¾ cup cheese.
  8. Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold whites into the cornmeal in two batches, until just combined.
  9. Pour batter into prepared dish. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup cheese. Baked until cooked through, puffed and golden brown on top, 35 to 38 minutes. A knife inserted into the center will come out clean with moist crumbs attached. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Great recipe. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/tangerine-toner-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

  2. says

    When I first started blogging I did step by steps, but I also posted the recipe, uninterrupted, at the end to make for easier printing. Sometimes I wish I still had the time to do step by step pics, but it did get to be tiring after a while taking and editing all of those pictures.

    Thank you for sharing this bacony goodness with See Ya In the Gumbo. Why is it that bacon and corn go so well together, I wonder? But then again, so many things go well with bacon :-)

  3. says

    Yum!! This sounds delicious!! I'm pinning this recipe! I like the step by step ( I guess that's why I always do it that way) but I like the recipe included at the bottom all together too. But really, either way is fine. As long as someone can get the recipe, that's all that matters, right?

  4. says

    You had me at bacon and then you added cheddar?? SWOOON! In response to your question, I'm kinda a step by step picture gal. Thanks for linking this up at the party Julie! I'll be featuring it on my Facebook page ♥

  5. says

    Hey Julie I love anything with bacon!I just wanted to let you know you will be featured tomorrow on I Freakin did it Friday @ Miss Information! I hope you will come by again and link up!

  6. says

    Thank you so much for linking up your wonderful cheddar bacon spoon bread recipe to Creative Thursday last week. I'll be making this very soon. I can’t wait to see what you link up this week. I wouldn’t be able to do these wonderful parties without your participation. Have a wonderful week.

    Michelle

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