Sweet corn season is here!!! Yeah!!! Cheesy Street Corn Casserole is our first sweet corn dish of the season. We will surely have many more!!
Sweet corn is my all time most fav veggie. Spicy Fresh Corn Relish, Confetti Maple Bacon Sweet Corn, and Corn Chowder, are just a few of our recipes for those glorious ears of bi-colored sweetness. Did I mention I love sweet corn??
Living in the midwest, sweet corn is a summer “must have”. All areas have a local grower who has the sought after sweet corn. For our area it’s Selmi’s, according to Selmi’s website the corn is coming soon and when it’s ready I will be making Cheesy Street Corn Casserole again.If you are ever in the area stop by Selmi’s and grab a dozen ears!!
After going on about sweet corn in previous posts I took a peek at Wikipedia. Sweet corn is actually cereal with a high sugar content.
Sweet corn is the result of a naturally occurring recessive mutation in the genes which control conversion of sugar to starch inside the ENO of the corn kernel. Unlike field corn varieties, which are harvested when the kernels are dry and mature (dent stage), sweet corn is picked when immature (milk stage) and prepared and eaten as a vegetable, rather than a grain. Since the process of maturation involves converting sugar to starch, sweet corn stores poorly and must be eaten fresh, canned, or frozen, before the kernels become tough and starchy.
If you stuck with me through all of that….lol… Wiki’s description doesn’t make sweet corn sound too appealing, but sciencey stuff rarely makes things sounds good……just saying.
Thank goodness this dish is just plain delicious and kinda addictive. One of those, can’t stop eating it…..just one more bite ,and I’m done recipes.
Plus, it could not be easier to prepare. Corn cut straight from the cob, a touch of Miracle Whip, and as I always say…mayo if you must!, green onions, red pepper flakes for some heat, Mexican crumbly cheese, lime zest and juice, and cilantro. Mix and pop it into the oven, or you can “bake” it on the grill.
A couple of things
- If you must, you can use mayo instead of Miracle Whip. Miracle Whip is my personal fav.
- Use whatever cheese you like. I happen to be on a crumbly Mexican cheese jag, but any cheese will do.
- If you think cilantro tastes like soap (Again I happen to the love the taste, but some folks don’t)….don’t add it. You can use parsley or just eliminate the ingredient.
- If you are “baking” on the grill you may need to adjust the time depending on how hot your grill is.
Mexican sweet corn is all the rage these days and Cheesy Street Corn Casserole lets you make an off the cob version in a snap.Print
4 ears sweet corn cut from cob
3 tablespoons Miracle Whip
2 green onions, sliced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Juice and zest from 1 lime
1/2 cup crumbled cojita cheese
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350°.
In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients.
Pour into a baking dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
Bake uncovered for 20 – 30 minutes until mixture is bubbling and hot.
Garnish with extra cheese and cilantro if desired.
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