Today is the first Sunday of football season and to say we are excited in this house is an understatement. I’m pretty sure some may say we take football too seriously, but to those people I say, step away. We don’t need that kind of negativity in our lives.
Sundays around become a day for family and friends surrounded by football games and fantasy football competition. It is a lot of fun and of course fun, family, friends, and football NEED food too!
Today we have a tri-tip on the smoker, homemade rolls going in the bread machine, and this lovely creamy, corn dish as a perfect side dish.
When I asked my husband what he wanted for a side dish, he said he liked creamed corn. I took this as the perfect opportunity to get creative and I’m so glad I did. It turned out really yummy! The only thing that could have made it better would be to add cheese. Maybe next time!
Jalapeno Creamed Corn
6 ears of corn, shucked
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped small
1/4 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
4 slices of bacon, chopped and cooked
1-2 jalapenos sliced in rings
1 cup half and half (you could use heavy cream if you wanted to make it extra creamy)
1 stick of butter
Cut the corn off the cob with a knife. Then take the back of your knife and scrape it down the sides of the cob to get all the corn milk out of the cob. It adds a lot of yummy, sweet corn flavor to your dish. I suppose this could be an optional step, but I wouldn’t skip it.
You can just cut the corn directly into the baking dish you are using. After all the corn is cut, I like to break it up and spread it into an even layer.
Saute the red peppers, onions, and garlic in a little bit of olive oil until just soft. Add to the corn.
Slice the jalapenos into rings and use your thumb to push out the seeds and veins. That’s where the real spice is, so you’ll want to get rid of that. You just want a slight jalapeno flavor.
Add everything to the corn and drizzle 1 cup of half and half over the whole thing. Stir to combine everything together.
Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes and enjoy!