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NOLA Recipes At Home: Corn Macque Choux

It’s official, Summer is here! What better way to add a touch of sun to your dinner table than with some delicious Summer corn? Corn Macque Choux is a popular dish found on menus at Louisiana restaurants, but can be hard to find if you’re not here. So give it a try at home and bring a bit of New Orleans to your family’s table! They’re sure to enjoy this fresh New Orleans recipe courtesy of the Crescent City Farmers Market.


8 ears fresh corn
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 onion, finely minced
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tomato, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
Salt and pepper
hot sauce
1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced


Cut corn kernels from the cobs, then scrape the cobs with the back of a knife. Set aside.

Melt butter in a heavy skillet; add onion and sauté over medium heat until onion is translucent. Sprinkle sugar over onion and stir together; reduce heat, cover, and cook for 5 minutes. Add corn kernels and scrapings; return heat to medium-high and cook for 5 minutes or until corn is tender. Stir in cream and tomato. Cook, stirring fairly continuously, until mixture thickens. Season with salt, pepper, and hot sauce. Sprinkle with green onions and serve.

Serves 6-8

Recipe compliments of Poppy Tooker

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