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classic spoon bread

Recipe by
Wallace Hale
sikeston, MO

this was one i knew from childhood my version.

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For classic spoon bread

  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, unsalted plus more for baking dish
  • 1
    onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 5 oz
    chorizo (mexican sausage, mild or medium cut 1/2-inch dice
  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    white corn meal
  • 1 1/2 c
    frozen corn kernels do not thawout
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    coarse salt
  • 5 lg
  • 1 1/2 c
    heavy cream

How To Make classic spoon bread

  • 1
    Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a medium skillet over medium heat, add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes. add chorizo and saute until onion is soft and chorizo is lightly browned, about 4 minutes more. drain the fat and transfer to medium bowl and let cool.
  • 2
    preheat oven to 350 degree oven. bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan. slowly pour in cornmeal, stirring constantly. reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring until thickened, 2 minutes. add sausage mixture, stir in corn kernels, salt and the remaining tablespoon butter, and combine well.
  • 3
    Whisk together eggs and cream.stir in sausage mixture until combined well. pour into a buttered 2-quart deep pie plate. bake until set and top is golden brown, about 1 hour. serve hot