Every cook has one of those dishes that they want to make, and they try, try, try every recipe they can find (and some they make up). They waste batch after batch of ingredients on not-quite-right results, but chances are they never completely give up. And sometimes they happen upon just the right recipe.
I think I've been trying for about 20 years to make the sweet corn casserole like what was served at the Chi-Chi's restaurant my husband and I used to visit. It was so good...whenever I was offered two sides, I'd just get double the corn casserole. But no matter how many recipes I tried (and there were many--very many, which is why Big Brother is no fan of corn to this day) I couldn't get it right.
Today I followed a link in a tweet by CatholicFoodie to this recipe for Easy Corn Casserole. I almost didn't try it, figuring I'd once again be disappointed. Then I decided that if I had all the ingredients on hand, I'd make it with dinner tonight.
I used a Corning-ware baking dish, and I found that 45 minutes were needed to bake it all the way through. 5 more minutes probably wouldn't have hurt either, and it's a good idea to let it set for 5 or 10 minutes after removing it from the oven. But oh, my, this is good--and just exactly what I was after (I knew that all those recipes calling for sour cream weren't going to lead me to the right result!)
Thanks, FamilyFoodie, for sharing your friend Charlie's recipe for my favorite corn dish!