UNSPECIFIED - FEBRUARY 04: Cinnamon flavoured corn pudding. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)
Food - Drink
The Game-Changing Ingredient You Should Add To Creamy Corn Pudding
The origins of corn pudding can be traced back to the Colonial Era, from a culinary fusion of Native American corn and English custard pudding. Over the years, corn pudding evolved into the dish enjoyed today on the farming homesteads of America's Deep South, and Tasting Table recipe developer Kate Shungu levels it up with a secret ingredient.
As Shungu explains, corn pudding is like a casserole, combining wet and dry ingredients typically baked in a casserole dish. Her recipe features cheddar cheese, butter, cornmeal, milk, scallions, corn (frozen or fresh), and a special ingredient — ricotta cheese.
The addition of ricotta cheese adds a moist textural component and a sweet-savory mascarpone-like flavor and texture, transforming corn pudding into an even creamier bite. The dish is commonly paired with fried chicken, but for extra southern flair, pair it with a dish of buttermilk biscuits.