Cast Iron Skillet Corn Spoonbread – 2021 Red Carpet Menu for Oscar®!
It’s the 2021 Red Carpet Menu for Oscar®! For Sound of Metal, it’s Ears in Metal!
Ready for a Spring Garden Party? That’s this year’s menu theme in honor of the late April Academy Awards. It’s a “set it and forget it” year. You can be sure that this dish won’t be “cast” a-side!
I was not excited to watch Sound of Metal. It didn’t sound enticing to me. Whomp whomp. But watch it, I must. And… wow. Not what I expected. It’s WONDERFUL. I’m already 3 times in!
Riz Ahmed is fabulous. He’s rightfully up for Best Actor. So many transformations in one character. He blossoms on the one hand, then there’s the single-mindedness you can’t begrudge him. The ending is just… wow. I’m cheering for Ruben Stone!
Creating a dish for this was difficult. The amazing Andy Luke – more like Andy Luck for me – came up with many ideas, like tahini for the yams, but this one had me all in! Corn spoonbread! I admit, I’d never heard of it but instantly delved in to find out all about it.
And corn spoonbread is a revelation! It’s so smooth and velvety. The pop of the corn kernels is the perfect texture balance.
OK – so I covered sound – ears… it’s a stretch but… fine. A cute reference-ish. But the metal? Oh yeah!!! My favorite cast iron skillet gets a place in this. IN metal! Haaaaaa! Gee, I have a low bar of what is funny, right?
However I arrived here, this dish is amazing. Light, bright, silky, and delicious. It’s as Oscar-worthy as the movie!
Cast Iron Skillet Corn Spoonbread
- Large Saucepot
- 10" Cast Iron Skillet
- Medium bowl
- 3 cups milk
- 2 cups corn (about 3 ears)
- 3/4 cup cornmeal
- 4 tbsp butter, divided
- 2 eggs, large, lightly beaten
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place skillet on the center rack of the oven and heat to 350°.
- Add 1/2 the milk and the corn to the saucepot. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Whisk remaining milk and cornmeal in a medium bowl. Add to the pot, bring to a simmer, and stir constantly for 4-5 minutes until it thickens. Remove from heat.
- Stir in 2 tbsp butter, eggs, salt and pepper. Set aside.
- Carefully remove skillet from oven and grease with remaining butter. Spread the corn mixture evenly in the pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm.