This is a fantastic way to prepare frozen corn. No one will guess that this was so easy to prepare. Fellow viewer, Kate Moore has carried this recipe with her for years. Give this one a try, when you want to dress up your corn!
Where is the Brookville Hotel?
The Brookville Hotel is a famous restaurant located in Abilene, Kansas. It is so well known and highly regarded in Kansas that it’s officially listed as a finalist for the 8 Wonders of Kansas. It has been serving one main dish since 1915 – family-style fried chicken dinners. With your fried chicken, you can enjoy several tasty accompanying dishes – mashed potatoes and cream gravy, cream-style corn, sweet-sour coleslaw, relishes, and biscuits with butter and preserves. Mmmm….very good! And for dessert, home-style ice cream. It’s about as legendary a menu as you can find in Kansas.
More History of the Brookville Hotel
The original hotel dates back to 1870 and was located in Brookville, but it was later relocated to Abilene. The new building was made to look as much like the original as possible, and the décor retains the look and feel of the first restaurant. Inside you will find colorful Kansas murals, and the famous menu is still served on Blue Willow plates. It has been named one of America’s Classics by the James Beard Foundation and is the most recognizable eatery in all of Kansas. If you aren’t from the Abilene area but find yourself there someday, don’t forget to check it out. And, if you would like to eat at another America’s Classic award winner, here’s a list of them.
A Brief History of Corn
Corn is native to the Americas and was grown by Native Americans thousands of years before Christopher Columbus arrived on the scene. In fact, petrified corn cobs have been discovered that are thousands of years old. Native Americans called corn mahiz which means “that which sustains us.” Early European settlers transformed the word mahiz to maize, and over time it became known as Indian corn. Columbus took corn back to Spain from where it spread to the rest of Europe and eventually the world.
Corn was a Life Saver
The earliest American settlers may very well have died from starvation if the Native Americans hadn’t introduced them to corn. They taught the settlers how to grow it. Kernels were planted in small holes along with small fish to act as fertilizer. The Indians also shared the various ways they prepared corn, such as pounding it into meal to make cornbread, corn cakes, corn pudding, and corn soup. Corn was also valuable to the early settlers in other ways – they used it as money and to trade for meat and furs.
Brookville Hotel Creamed Corn
You don’t have to travel all the way to Kansas to enjoy creamed corn that tastes just as good as Brookville’s. My recipe is so easy and is made with frozen corn. Fellow viewer, Kate Moore has carried this recipe with her for years. Give this one a try when you want to dress up your corn! It comes out thick and creamy, and what’s more, it’s gluten-free. Creamed corn, even outside of Kansas, never tasted so good.
Want Some More Ways to Serve Corn – Try These Copykat Recipes:
Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q Creamed Corn
Creamed Corn Casserole
Luby’s Spanish Indian Baked Corn
Air Fryer Roasted Corn
Mini Corn Dogs
Fried Corn Meal Mush
California Pizza Kitchen Sedona White Corn Tortilla Soup
Brookville Hotel Creamed Corn
- 2 1/2 pounds frozen corn
- 3/4 cup whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 3 teaspoon Sugar
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- Add salt, sugar, cream (reserve a bit to smooth out cornstarch) to corn bring to a boil, reduce to low or simmer. Thicken with cornstarch and reserved cream Heat to desired thickness. Yield: 12 servings