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Grandma’s Homemade Cream Corn, Skillet Chicken, and more…

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Wow! We’ve begun our road trip and I already have a lot to catch up on! Forgive all the posts at once… Our first stop was Sandy Springs, GA right outside of Atlanta for some good home cooking by my grandma (a.k.a GaGa). She taught me the ways of cream corn and I’m excited to share!

Our dinner consisted of Breadcrumb skillet chicken, cream corn, mashed sweet potatoes, and butter beans (she warmed frozen and added a little butter- there’s the recipe for that!) It was delicious!

For the cream corn:

  • 8 mature ears of corn (they are mature when the kernels are large and full- mature corn thickens better)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp flour (add more if needed)
  • 1/4 c of milk
  • and NO sugar, she says!!
Cut off tips of kernels. The go back and scrap ear back and forth about 3 times until you get all the goodness off of it. Add to sauce pan with butter, salt, and milk. Put on medium low and whisk together flour with a little water until free of lumps and slowly add into mixture, bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer for 8-10 minutes. If you need to thicken it more make a little more flour-water mixture and add it in!

For the sweet potatoes:

  • 2lb (3 large) sweet potatoes
  • 1-2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • I added a little cinnamon to mine…
Peel sweet potatoes and cut into quarters. Boil for about 15 minutes or until soft. Drain and mash using an electric beater, add butter and sugar and stir together!

For the skillet chicken

  • 4-6 chicken breasts flattened to about 1/4-1/2 in thick
  • 1/4 c grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 c Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • a little salt and pepper if desired

Dip flattened chicken breasts into egg then dredge in mixture of parmesan and breadcrumbs. Add about 1 tbsp of veggie oil to a skillet and heat pan to medium heat. Add chicken breasts and cook for 4 minutes on each side.




One thought on “Grandma’s Homemade Cream Corn, Skillet Chicken, and more…

  1. YAY for GaGa not putting sugar in the creamed corn!

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