Happy Monday my food lovers. How was your weekend? I have been plesantly absent from blogging these days , entirely due to the blessing of perfect Texas weather. A week of humid free days, cooler temperatures and shades of fall surfacing in every corner. What’s a mom to do, but take time to enjoy these days in our local parks. My girls wasted no time in packing their favorite books, soccer balls, picked in a cozy quilt and we were off to enjoy our time. Oh please do not for one instance think I did not spend my time happily in the kitchen. These are the days when a freezer becomes a gal’s best friend. From our tiny little freezer tucked in the extra bedroom of our tiny apartment we pulled lasagna, enchiladas and soups. A quick reheat and dinner was served. I did manage to sneak in a new recipe I would like to share. Read on food friends…
On Friday after a quick review of Chuls history we decided to make flan. We took inspiration from a quote we read from Columbus.
On November 5 Columbus wrote in his journal
” There was a great deal of tilled land sowed with a sort of bean and a sort of grain they call ‘Mahiz,’ which tasted good baked or dried, and made into flour.”
A ecerpt from my daughter’s history book…..From Sea to Shining Sea, The History of America
A savory flan was perfect in celebrating our history review (I can find any tiny detail to celebrate food, no shame here). Typically we make sweet flan consisting of an eggy custard with a carmel topping, but today our flan was served as a savory side. Consisting of fresh corn from our freezer these flans came together quickly. No fresh corn, feel free to use thawed frozen corn or mix it up using canned hominy. Both will work fine in reaching a savory batter to spoon into ramekins. Top with a fresh salsa or in our case a quick dash of hot sauce and topped with roasted hominy. Enjoy! Sweet Life!
Fresh Corn Flan
by 500 Mexican dishes
- 4 cups fresh or frozen and thawed corn kernels
- 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
- 6 large eggs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp. ground dried ancho or chipotle chile or bottled chipotle sauce
- garnish with salsa or topping of your choice
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the insides of eight 6oz custard cups and place in a deep baking pan with enough hot water to come halfway up the sides of the cups. Place the corn in a food processor and process until smooth. Add the half and half, eggs, salt, and ground ancho, and process until smooth.
- Divide the mixture among the prepared custard cups. Bake for 25 minutes or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Loosen the flans with a knife and invert onto serving plates. Serve with salsa or garnish as you like.
I would love to send out warm Texas hugs to all who continue to support my unorganized blog, I love you all and plan to visit everyone this week to drink in all your inspiring meals. Once again many thanks for your support as I try to work out a manageable schedule for my posts. Love Sweet Life.
I’d love to try this.
Glad you’ve been out enjoying the weather 🙂
It’s chilly up here, starting to feel like winter, just no snow yet.
Magic of Spice says
Wonderfully delightful…will want to try this 🙂
Wow! I’ve never tasted corn flan before. Thanks for the recipe.
this is the first savory flan i’ve ever seen, and honestly, the idea of it never crossed my mind. how innovative and delicious of you. 🙂
What an absolutely delicious sounding recipe. I cannot wait to try it, sounds like a Texan original.
As to your crazy disorganized blog, I have no idea what your talking about, Everything you post is top rate, and if its not to a regular schedule, who’s noticing, we all know we have lives outside of blogging that can sometimes make keeping to a schedule difficult.
Cookie Sleuth says
I have never had a savory flan. This looks great!
Good for you for enjoying the autumn weather. This is a perfect dish for our home and I’m thinking that it might be a great Thanksgiving addition. Bookmarking!
A savoury flan? That sounds awesome!! And this looks really yummy too!
I LOVE this! This is quite the creative spin on the classic sweet flan. I’m not so keen on sweet things…and I adore corn-flavored things (though not the actual corn, strangely enough) so this is right up my alley! Perfect dish for lazy, relaxing days…
A Canadian Foodie says
I have never heard of such a dish, but it looks soft and pillowy and like the taste of home, somehow. I have to try this one.
If only fresh corn season hadn’t come and gone so quickly… I can imagine this being turned into a sweet dessert pretty easily, too. I’ve got to remember that for next year.
jen cheung says
nom nom nom! love the presentation – this must of tasted delicious! I haven’t been eating much sweet desserts as of lately. I’m at 80% recovery 😉
Have a lovely weekend!
jen @ http://www.passion4food.ca
I’ve only ever had a sweet flan too, but given my love of corn this sounds mighty tasty! I don’t blame you for enjoying the sweet weather – I remember in Tucson this was the best time of year.
Ok mondays will be lot more happier if greeted with that flan. My monday was back to work after long weekend and piles waiting for me. But glad you enjoyed your beautiful fall weather. Here nov finally kicked in with snow and wind.
I’m so glad you are out and about enjoying the lovely autumn season. We’ve been having a fairly decent one here as well. Your flan looks delicious! We have an extra fridge out in our garage for extra food. It really comes in handy. 🙂
that is such a pretty plate… wish i had some right now. thanks for sharing.
I have never had a corn flan but it sounds heavenly especially with a side of lamb chops! Love that presentation too, very classy.
Enjoy the Texas weather, it is the absolute best time of the year here!
Blond Duck says
Flan and sweet corn? I’m in love!
Sommer @ A Spicy Perspective says
Oh Bonnie, savory flan sounds AWESOME! I would have never thought of it. I’m so glad I surround myself with brilliance! 😉
I love that you guys are getting out and enjoying the weather! Way better than staying cooped up in the house.
These flans sound delicious! I love the sweet flavor of corn, especially in savory settings. Delicious.
I never seen hominy in the market. But it sounds very interesting, the flan looks delicious. Great idea to make it savory.
LOL, I love it…I can find any detail to celebrate food, too…why not 😉 This savory flan sounds so seductive…I must try it!
You have to love when life gets in the way of blogging!
That dish looks amazing – although if I were to make it I’d definitely add some chopped jalapenos! My husband thinks I’ve already burned my tastebuds off after years of eating hot shit!
[email protected] says
This looks like a great fall dish for a corn lover like me!
Design Wine and Dine says
sounds like a really nice time 🙂 Great the weather has been nice!
This corn flan looks wonderful, love the hot sauce on top!!!
Sanjeeta kk says
Absolutely gorgeous and wonderful recipe. Being a corn fan, this is a must try for me.
5 Star Foodie says
A corn flan! It looks so gorgeous! And sounds just excellent, I think it’s a very creative and delicious way to celebrate Columbus Day, I will have to make it with my daughter next year!
Angie's Recipes says
Never had this….looks totally tempting!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
This sounds great! I’ve only had sweet flan but a corn one sounds great and it would also perhaps have a little sweetness too!
Hasn’t the weather just been lovely? This looks delicious, and I love how you infused it with Southwest flavors. I’ve never made flan before, and now I’m eager to give this creative rendition a try! You are just a doll!
What a wonderful way to use corn…we love corn in our house and I have never seen it used in this manner before. Fabulous!!!
Devaki @ weavethousandflavors says
This is wonderful in every respect, Bonnie…drool….
Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors
Christine @ Fresh Local and Best says
I can tell this is a great recipe! I’ve had wonderful corn flans before – this one looks good.
denise @ quickies on the dinner table says
Hey Bonnie – glad to hear you’re enjoying your little blogging break :)Never had corn flan before. Love the garnish and the hot sauce!!
This sounds so good, Bonnie! I can see it being really wonderful next to some garlic sauteed mushroom with either stewed beans or like a smoky steak. Yummerz! Ooh, and I love the idea of a savory flan-it works perfect with my new mostly sugar free diet (smile)…
Biren @ Roti n Rice says
This looks wonderful…simple yet delicious! Glad to hear you took the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. We have lots of sunshine here in MN but it is a little cold outside.
What?! CORN flan? I must try this, I’ve never eaten a savoury flan before…It looks like such a happy jiggly thing.
what a great twist on the dessert, a flan for a side dish topped with salsa – reminds me of individual servings of corn pudding
This is so beautiful! I’ve never tried savory flan, but I’d love to try it! This must taste great with salsa!!
Wow, I love corn, therefore I already know that I’ll love this corn flan…I can almost taste it, savory and spicy…yummie!
I think it’s great that you’ve been enjoying the great outdoors with your girls. The computer can stand a little dust once and a while ;o)
I love the way your girls helped inspire this very interesting flan…seems quite appetizing.
Continue your relaxed time off…life is beautiful out there ;o)
Ciao for now,
Heavenly Housewife says
How wonderful, I feel like I can almost taste it after reading though the ingredients, and the corn must give it a really fresh and light sweetness. Sounds fabulous!
Carolyn @ texaseats says
I normally think of flan as a desert. But this looks great. I could see this as the main dish or a side. Love those Texas flavors.
It looks wonderful! I have never eaten that speciality…