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Corn Maque Choux

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This traditional south Louisiana side dish (pronounced “mock shoe”) features fresh-cut corn slow-simmered with onions, bell peppers and rich cream seasoned with a shake of cayenne pepper sauce. Add shrimp, crawfish, Tasso ham or crabmeat for a hearty main dish entree.
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Bacon drippings 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped vidalia onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped red bell pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Fresh corn kernels 2 Cup (32 tbs), cut off the cob (Use About 3 Ears Fresh Corn)
  Chicken broth 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper sauce 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fresh thyme leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chopped green onions 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped flat leaf parsley 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Kosher salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste

Heat butter and bacon drippings in a large non-stick skillet; add onions and sauté over medium heat for 5 minutes or until translucent. Add bell pepper and sauté an additional 3 minutes.
Add corn and sauté an additional for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add chicken broth and simmer for 2 minutes or until liquid has started to evaporate.
Add cream, sugar and cayenne pepper sauce; simmer over medium-low heat for 5 minutes or until mixture thickens, stirring frequently.
Add thyme, green onions and parsley and stir to blend. Season to taste with kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper. Keep warm.

Recipe Summary

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Main Dish
Mardi Gras
Bacon, Milk Product
Here is a traditional south Louisiana side dish, combined with the flavors of Vidalia onion, red bell peppers and chicken broth along with rich heavy cream which gives it a an excellently flavorful and superbly delicious taste. Watch the video to see step by step instructions. Certainly a nice hearty dish idea for a perfect summer dinner!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2655 Calories from Fat 1312

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 148 g227.5%

Saturated Fat 84.2 g420.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 423.6 mg141.2%

Sodium 798 mg33.2%

Total Carbohydrates 282 g93.9%

Dietary Fiber 65.6 g262.5%

Sugars 22.2 g

Protein 50 g100.7%

Vitamin A 171.3% Vitamin C 258.6%

Calcium 31.4% Iron 12%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Corn Maque Choux Recipe Video