Inspired by a very fatty recipe for creamed corn, I set out to make it vegan. The recipe originally called for ¼ cup butter and ¾ cup heavy cream (whipping cream). Eek! I am sure that would taste all fantastic…but hey, lets not go all crazy. The results were delicious. Honestly? I could have eaten the pan for dinner. It had a lot to do with the corn I used. Last weekend I had picked up 6 ears of fresh corn, cut the corn off the cobs with a paring knife (way too easy), and frozen it. The corn was tender, sweet and small kernels. Why oh why did I not buy like all they had? Doh.
Spicy Creamed Corn
- 16 ounces frozen corn (I used about 19 ounces personally, my corn was raw)
- 2 Tbsp sunflower or other neutral oil
- 1 small yellow onion, peeled and diced
- 1 Jalapeño, seeded and diced (if you like hot, leave seeds in)
- ¾ cup unsweetened coconut milk
- Fine sea salt to taste
Preheat oven to 400°, spread the corn on a baking sheet. Roast for 25 minutes, stirring every 5 to 10 minutes. Set aside.
Heat a large skillet over medium, add oil, onion and jalapeño. Sauté until tender. Stir in the corn and coconut milk, cook for about 5 minutes, or until the milk thickens up into a tight sauce. Take off the heat, salt to taste.
Then I had to figure out something to serve with the corn. Chickpea patties sounded great. Walker (The Toddler) ate 1½ of them! I was shocked, he kept saying “More!”.
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and chopped
- 15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup frozen bell pepper strips (or 1 fresh bell pepper, seeded)
- 1 carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1¼ cups old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup fresh parsley leaves
- ½ tsp fine sea salt
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- ¼ tsp ground coriander
- Extra Virgin olive oil for coating
Preheat oven to 350°, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Heat a skillet over medium, add oil and onion, sauté until tender. Add it and the remaining ingredients to a food processor, process until finely chopped.
Divide into 8 balls, flatten to make burger size patties, place on baking sheet. Drizzle a little oil over the tops, brush over. Bake for 20 minutes.
Turn the oven up to 400°, flip the patties over and repeat the oil. Bake for another 10 minutes. Serve with ketchup or sweet chili sauce for dipping.
Makes 8 patties.