Mississippi on the Menu

Baked Corn

Can you imagine harvesting over 119 million bushels of corn?  That’s just what Mississippi Farm Families did this year bringing $436 million of production value to our state’s economy. The top producing county was Washington County.

Mississippi field corn is used for feeding animals and in ethanol production.  Sweet corn harvested by Mississippi Farm Families is mostly consumed as fresh corn ears.

Mississippi corn is good nutrition. It’s cholesterol-free and a good source of many vitamins and minerals. Corn on the cob and cut corn are also 100% whole grain.

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Baked Corn

4 slices bacon, chopped

3 cups whole kernel corn (fresh, frozen or canned)

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

1 teaspoon minced jalapeno pepper (Add more if desired)

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1/4 cup melted butter

1 cup whole milk

Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 F.  Cook chopped bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp.  Place cooked bacon on paper towel to drain.

Spray a 2-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. 

Mix together corn, flour, 1 ½ cups cheese, jalapeno, bacon, eggs, butter, milk, salt, and pepper. Place in baking dish. 

Top with remaining cheese and bake for 1 hour.  Let cool about 20 minutes before serving.

Information prepared by Nancy Freeman, Consultant, msunancyf@bellsouth.net

Information provided by Farm Families of Mississippi, farmfamilies-staging.pntmsip1-liquidwebsites.com