Submitted by: Mike Shuler
"When this was a depression-era
dish the original ingredients include left-over ham, sidepork, or bacon
ends, and field corn cooked in sugar water, (1 teaspoon sugar per or maple
syrup per quart of water)."
The instant version:
4 cans or 2 cups dry - great
3 cans sweet corn
1 quart of whole milk
1 pint of cream - 4 slices
of American Cheese will give the approximate taste without the calories
1 or 2 cups diced ham in
1/2 inch pieces
If you are using dry beans,
Cook beans with one tablespoon
of vinegar until tender, about 4 hours on medium heat.
Drain beans completely and
add them to a 16 quart sauce pan.
Add the corn and ham.
Add one quart of milk and
begin cooking. Stir frequently or milk will burn.
Salt and pepper until the
cooking mixture tastes right. About 1/2 teaspoon of pepper and one
teaspoon of salt.
Add four slices of American
cheese to make the dish taste richer or use one pint of cream for the original
Add more milk if necessary
to cover the entire mixture.
DO NOT BOIL. If it
boils the milk will curdle. Just cook until hot.
Serve over buttered bread,
homemade bread is best, it does not fall apart. If you use canned
ingredients, the entire dish will take less than 15 minutes to make.
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