Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 8 tb Butter

  2. 3/4 c Milk

  3. 2 lg Eggs

  4. 8 oz Can cream style corn

  5. 1/4 c Water ground cornmeal

  6. -(white)

  7. 10 oz Sharp cheddar cheese --

  8. -1/4 cup coarsely grated

  9. Remainder cut into 1/4 inch

  10. -cubes

  11. 1/2 c Coarsely chopped hot

  12. -chilies, fresh or canned

  13. 4 oz Can whole-sweet red

  14. -pimentos, roasted 1/2 cut -into long strips,

  15. Other 1/2 coarsely chunked

  16. 1/2 ts Baking soda

  17. 1 ts Salt

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a small saucepan, melt 6 Tbsp. butter over low heat. Do not brown.

  2. Preheat oven to 400. Put remaining 2 Tbsp. butter into an 8 inch diameter baking casserole; heat in oven no more than 4 to 5 minutes to avoid browning butter. Rotate and tilt casserole to coat inside. Set aside. In large mixing bowl, beat milk and eggs. Smoothly blend 1 cup white cornmeal, melted butter, corn, diced cheese, chillies, chopped red pimento, baking soda, salt. Mix thoroughly. It should have the consistency of southern cornbread, moderately runny but not down right liquid. If it seems to runny work in 1 or 2 tbsp. white cornmeal. Give butter in casserole a final swizzle, then pour in batter, smoothing it level. Sprinkle grated cheese over top and decorate with pimento strips. Do not cover. Place casserole, exactly in center of oven. Bake until a knife lightly pushed in center comes out clean and dry- usually 40 to 50 minutes. Serve at once.

  3. Cut into fairly thin, pie - shaped wedges. (You can let the bread cool to room temperature.) It stores well tightly wrapped in the refrigerator, but it is best not to serve it cold. One loaf makes about 8 servings.

  4. From: Recipes and Remembrances, U.S. Army War College, 1980 —–


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