Creamed Corn Without Cream

By Dave
December 27, 2021
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Great creamed corn starts with fresh corn, not a can opener. It’s all about opening the kernels and “milking” the juice from the cob. That’s easy to do with a neat little device I found online. Give this a try and you will never open a can of creamed corn again.

Real Creamed Corn

Creamed corn without cream is one of those dishes that leave’s you wondering, “Why haven’t I ever heard of that?” It’s so easy and so good, and all without any cream or milk. How is that possible? Well the liquid actually comes from the corn itself. The process of opening the kernels and milking the juice from the cob produces more than enough liquid for the dish.

This is all thanks to Lee’s Original Wooden Corn Cutter and Creamer It’s available on Amazon for about $28 USD. Invented in 1939 by Lee Manufacturing Company and patented in 1942, the company is in business and still selling it! As a corn cob slides down the wood ramp, the first blades opens up the kernels of corn.

Corn Creamer Tool
Corn Creamer Tool

Then the second blade scrapes the cob and releases the liquid.

Corn Creamer Tool Scraper
Corn Creamer Tool Scraper

This ingenious little device works extremely well. If you watch the video, you will notice that I am wearing a protective glove on one hand. While the blades on this device are not terribly sharp, it would still hurt to hit them, hence the glove.

Cream the Corn

Place the tool on top of a bowl and run the cobs down the wooden ramp and across the blades. Only go forward, not backward as going backward will dislodge the first blade on the tool. Run the cob a few times then rotate it to a new position and run it again. The corn and liquid will fall into the bowl.

Creaming Corn on the Cob
Creaming Corn on the Cob
Season Creamed Corn With Salt & Pepper
Season Creamed Corn With Salt & Pepper

Separate the Liquid from the Corn

Once all of the cobs have been processed, strain the liquid from the corn. The liquid will be thin and needs to thicken up a bit. A few minutes over low to medium heat is all that it needs.

Cut Creamed Corn in a Bowl
Cut Creamed Corn in a Bowl
Strain and Heat Corn Liquid to Thicken
Strain and Heat Corn Liquid to Thicken

Sauté a Shallot

Sauté a shallot in butter over low heat. Then add the drained kernels, mix well, and cook for about six minutes. Remember, the corn in uncooked. The process of creaming it breaks down the kernels and allows it to cook fairly quickly.

Shallots in Butter
Shallots in Butter
Add the Corn to the Shallots and Butter
Add the Corn to the Shallots and Butter

Once the liquid has thickened, add it back to the corn mixture and stir.

Add Liquid Back to the Corn
Add Liquid Back to the Corn

Season with salt and pepper and creamed corn without cream is ready to serve.

Season Creamed Corn With Salt & Pepper
Season Creamed Corn With Salt & Pepper
Creamed Corn Without Cream

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Creamed Corn Without Cream

Creamed Corn Without Cream

5 from 1 vote
Great creamed corn starts with fresh corn, not a can opener. It's all about opening the kernels and "milking" the juice from the cob. That's easy to do with a neat little device I found online. Give this a try and you will never open a can of creamed corn again.
Servings 8
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 12 ears corn
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tbs chives chopped

Instructions
 

  • Remove the kernels from the corn cobs, preferably using the tool shown.
    Creaming Corn on the Cob
  • Drain the liquid from the corn. Heat in a saucepan over low heat for 2 – 3 minutes until liquid thickens slightly.
    Strain and Heat Corn Liquid to Thicken
  • Sauté shallot in butter over low heat until softened (about 4 minutes). Add the drained corn kernels to the shallot and butter mixture. Cook for 5 – 6 minutes.
    Add the Corn to the Shallots and Butter
  • Add the thickened liquid to the corn and stir. Season with salt and pepper. Top with chopped chives.
    Add Liquid Back to the Corn

Video

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 8ozCalories: 121kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 5gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 170mgPotassium: 383mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 276IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
Calories: 121kcal
Cost: $6
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn ribs, creamed corn

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