Recipe #3 from my Breakfast in Bed experiment
I have not given creamed corn a chance during my cooking days. Whenever I had a recipe for creamed corn, I would skip over it. Just the very name conjured up images and smells of the elementary cafeteria, plastic sectioned trays (that I loved!) chocolate milk cartons and creamed corn ruining whatever else we were eating. I did not like it. But when I saw PW's fresh corn casserole I think I made up my mind that this is what creamed corn should taste like. I made it this summer and loved it. I decided that maybe I did like creamed corn. That I just had some misinterpreted memory of it. So when I found this recipe for Baked Eggs for a Gang, and it had creamed corn I went ahead with the recipe, using cans of creamed corn, thinking "I like canned cream corn."
I should have waited until I had fresh corn to make it Ree's way. As I opened up the can I thought about canceling the current plans for breakfast. I was back in elementary school and wishing that my crackle cookie did not have the creamed corn flavor. But- I had breakfast to make, and I went ahead. It really wasn't too bad. Once it finally cooked everyone liked it. I think that I would even make it again, but I would really like to have it with PW's fresh corn casserole. The green chilis were not overpowering, they added just a bit of flavor, so don't let the thought of spice scare you away. Just leave that up to the cans of creamed corn.
Baked Eggs for a Gang
12 eggs, beaten
2 cans (15 ounces) creamed corn
1 can (7 ounces) chopped green chiles, drained
4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teapoon Worcestershire sauce
Preheat oven to 325. In a large bowl, combine eggs, corn, chiles, Worcestershire suace, cheese, salt and pepper: mix well. Pour into a greased 13-by 9- inch glass baking dish. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until center is set.
Woa on that last line- 50-60 minutes or until center is set.
I had to feed the kids a bowl of cereal while we waited for this thing to finish cooking. It took another hour to finish!