Truffle Creamed Corn Recipe

The Tastes of Truffle

Photography by Trevor Long

Truffles are a rare fungus that grow underground and have long been touted as a culinary delicacy thanks to their distinct earthy flavor and aroma. Whether chopped, shaved, or infused via oil, this luxurious ingredient can make a dish truly decadent. Here, local restaurants showcase the versatility of truffle with assorted savory recipes.

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Truffle Creamed Corn

Sidetrack

“Truffles and corn work really well together in a one-two-punch combo. The contrast of the sweet corn and the fragrant, pungent truffle makes for a delicate yet rich dish. Fresh truffles are best here, but truffle oil is a great economical alternative.” – Jason Greer

Truffle Creamed Corn

Sidetrack
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups corn
  • ¾ cup yellow onion, diced
  • 6 Tbsp. butter, divided
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 cups half & half
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 4 Tbsp. chives, minced
  • Maldon sea salt, to taste
  • Drizzle of truffle oil or sprinkle of fresh truffle shavings
  • Parmesan, Pecorino Romano, or hard salty cheese of your licking, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Grate corn on a box grater, or cut off the cob, and lightly pulse in a food processor. Set aside.
  • Scrape corn cobs with the back of a knife, and add corn pulp to the reserved corn.
  • Over medium heat, sweat the onion in 2 tablespoons of butter until soft. Add garlic and corn, and sauté for 5 minutes on low heat. Stir frequently, so garlic doesn’t burn. Add half & half and the bay leaf.
  • Bring to a simmer, and reduce by half, about 15 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent the bottom from scorching. Allow to cool slightly. Season with lemon juice and salt.
  • Melt remaining butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Sauté corn until warmed through, and then add chives.
  • Remove from heat, and whisk until it has tightened up slightly but still resembles the texture of a loose risotto. Pour directly into the center of a plate or serving platter.
  • Season with flaky Maldon sea salt. Drizzle truffle oil, or add grated fresh truffle across the top.
  • Using a microplane, grate cheese over top, and serve.
Keyword corn, creamed corn, sidetrack, Truffle
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