The following recipe was contributedto a holiday dinner menu put together by a group of authors in the fall of’98.  This recipe was contributed by one of my favorite authors, KatherineEagle.  In notes accompanying the recipe Mrs. Eaglecommented on corn’s being an American Indian contribution to the world’s foodsupply, not just a mainstay of American Thanksgiving. This recipe was originallypublished in “Recipes From Old Virginia,” one of her mother’s favoritecookbooks.  She uses cannedcorn with red and green peppers “. . . for a festive look and added zest . .,”  but says the dish is just asgood with yellow or white corn.


1 can whole corn with red and green pepper
1½  tablespoonsshortening
2 tablespoons flour
3/4  teaspoons salt
Pepper to taste
3 eggs

Preheat oven to 350° F.
Drain corn, saving liquid. Add water to make 1 cup (or use a cup of water withvacuum-packed corn).
Melt shortening. Blend in flour, salt, pepper. Stir in liquid and cook, stirringuntil thickened.
Stir hot mixture into slightly beaten eggs. Add corn. Pour into well-greasedbaking dish. Sprinkle with a little paprika.
Bake at 350° F. for 30 minutes or until firm. Don’t overcook. Edges firm upfirst, so she recommends stirring a little midway through cooking.

This rather unusual corn and oyster casserole was a favorite of my Aunt Kay, servedto her originally by a Keswick, Virginia area neighbor::


(from Doris Coles via Aunt Kay)

1 can mushrooms
1 stick butter
1 ½ cup Pepperidge Farm stuffing
1 pint oysters
1 can creamed corn
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350° F.
Brown mushrooms in butter; remove. Soften stuffing in some butter. Then addoysters, corn, mushrooms and seasoning.
Bake 30 minutes in medium (350° F.) oven.


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