Here is a recipe for the my corn spoon bread pudding that’s my go-to party recipe when someone asks me to bring a dip or a side dish to a potluck. I used to call this the “Oscar Party Corn Thing,” but since I’ve made it so many times, it’s honestly gone beyond just being a ‘corn thing’ for an Oscar party – because it’s perfect for any get together. I’ve included the Instant Pot recipe as well as the oven.
Every year for the past I-can’t-even-count-that-high, I’ve had an Oscar Party.
First, because I lived in LA and second because it’s “the thing” one does when one lives in LA. In any case, being a part of the industry, (a very small part) everyone who attended our parties either knew someone who was in the film, knew someone who wrote the film, knew someone who fired the agent who made the deal, had slept with someone who worked on the crew, or just secretly wished they were there so they could finally give the damn acceptance speech they’d written in their heads since they were nine. And of course, it was always a great excuse to get together and talk trash while commenting on who’s wearing what as they strolled down the red carpet. This year, we predominantly wondered why most of the women seemed to be wearing their dresses backward. I spent most of the pre-show filled with anxiety, praying no one would sneeze.
But I digress.
So, as I said, every year, I have a party and this year was no exception. Some years, there was a theme where everyone had to bring a dish that best represented one of the films nominated for Best Picture. Given “The Shape of Water” was in the category, I had visions of too many Jello molds showing up, so, I decided to make it an “Eat What You Want” and “Bring Whatever” party. I made “The Corn Thing” which I was told would win the Oscar if there was an “OMG This Is So Good I’m Dying” category. In England, they call this a “corn pudding” — here in the US, this is a corn spoon bread recipe.
Now I live in Chicago and no one here gives a shit about the Oscars, so when I invited friends over, they didn’t even realize this was “a thing” to do. Mention you’re having a Cubs party and that’s a no-brainer, but a party to celebrate Hollywood is like throwing a disco-rave on national donut day.
But everyone loves an excuse for a party and no reason is ever needed to trash talk celebrities in gowns that cost as much as a mid-sized sedan, so, my Chicago friends were down to make this a tradition.
In any case, this is the perfect side dish to serve all year round… great at the holidays and a good alternative when you are sick of making string bean casserole. And here’s the best part: it’s amazing at breakfast with a bit of maple syrup drizzled on top. And for our British friends: Golden Syrup. For American’s not familiar with Golden Syrup, it’s a must.Print
Corn Spoon Bread
Made with JIFFY corn bread mix!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 45 mins
- Total Time: 50 mins
- Cuisine: American, Side Dish
- 1 can whole kernel corn
- 1 can cream-style corn
- 1 stick melted butter
- 1 beaten egg
- 1 box Jiffy Corn Bread Mix
- 1 cup shredded cheese of choice
- Mix the first 3 ingredients.
- Add beaten egg
- Add Jiffy mix
- Fold in the shredded cheese
- Spread mixture in a 9 x 13″ greased baking dish.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes
INSTANT POT RECIPE:
- Combine the ingredients as per the instructions.
- Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot.
- Place casserole dish on trivet inside the Instant Pot and cover with aluminium foil.
- Secure the Instant Pot Lid and set the valve to SEALED.
- Set on Manual/High Pressure: 15 minutes
- Natural Release – about 15 minutes.
- When it’s done, if you want it brown you can place it in the oven or under the broiler for a couple of minutes.
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