I was browsing through a Lowcountry cookbook of mine, Shrimp, Collards, & Grits, when I came across a recipe for Corn Pone in the Gullah section.
So, in honor of my favorite character in the book/movie The Help, Miss Celia Foote, I thought I'd give it a try.
In the book/movie, if you remember, Corn Pone was pretty much the only dish she could make. Anyway, I went forth with high hopes. How bad could it be, right?
It was not good. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good.
The texture--interesting? And that's putting it nicely.
So, this is a weird Tasty Tuesday, since I made something that I'm encouraging you NOT to attempt. But, here is the recipe for you brave souls out there.
|See? I couldn't even make the photo look appetizing!|
Dye's Country Corn Pone
recipe is presented "Gullah-style"
3 cups fresh cut corn (I used canned)
2 tablespoons suga (sugar)
2 cups milk
1/4 cup melt butter
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup cheddar chez (optional)
Dump all in a bowl and mix and dump in a baking dish big enough ta hold. Bake until done, 30 minutes.
In all honesty, it wasn't that bad. We kind of liked it the more we tried it. The first few bites were tough to get through with the weird texture and all. I won't make it again, but you might like to give it a try. You never know, one girl's "gross" might be another's "yummy".