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How to make Southern creamed corn

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Southern creamed corn. Does it get any better than delicious sweet corn swimming in a sea of milk and goodness? Whenever company comes over, this side dish is sure to please when it appears at the table. But with all the low-carb gluten-free diets out there, hosts don't always know the dietary needs of their guests. The recipe below swaps out the traditional flour with low-gluten cornstarch.
It's all right there in the name, cornstarch, isn't it? Don't those two just need to go together? Bell pepper is another must-have ingredient. It adds so much color and a little bit of texture to the dish. It's not required, of course, so if you don't have one on hand when a Southern creamed corn craving strikes, make the dish without it. It will still be pretty darned good.
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Southern Creamed Corn
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4 tablespoons butter
3 cups frozen corn
1/2 sweet bell pepper, diced in a small dice
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup cold water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Place a large saucepan over medium-high heat and melt butter in it.
When the butter has melted, add the corn, bell pepper, heavy cream, brown sugar, salt and black pepper.
Bring the mixture up to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 15 more minutes.
Mix the cornstarch with the water and add to the saucepan. Stir and cook for another 5 minutes, or until the corn mixture has thickened.
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