Creamed Corn with Roasted Green Chiles and Spinach

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2-3/4 cup diced onions

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 4oz can diced roasted green chiles (I used chiles from last year's garden that I had roasted, chopped, and frozen in ice cube trays...then popped into freezer bags for storage...3 cubes for this dish.)

fresh corn cut from 4-5 ears of sweet corn (or, if you must, frozen corn will work when sweet corn is not in season)

1/2 tablespoon flour

1/2-3/4 cup heavy cream

kosher salt

fresh ground black pepper

4 cups chopped fresh baby spinach


In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.

Add the onions and saute until translucent.

Add the garlic, being careful not to burn.

Add the sweet corn and stir to coat with butter & onions in the pan.

Allow corn to cook slowly and almost caramelize or brown, but not burn. Stir, but not too frequently, you want a little crust.

Add the green chiles and heat through.

Add the flour and stir to coat the kernels of corn and cook out the "raw" taste.

Add the cream and bring to low simmer.

Reduce heat and simmer to desired thickness for the cream.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Add the chopped spinach, stir to combine with other ingredients and coat with cream sauce.

Cover skillet and simmer until spinach is wilted. (Serves 4-6)


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