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Tasso Maque Choux

  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces tasso or smoked ham, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • Salt and cayenne to taste
  • 2 cups fresh sweet corn kernels (from 2 medium-size ears)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup peeled, seeded, and chopped fresh or canned tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup milk


  • Melt the butter in large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the tasso and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the onion and bell pepper, season with salt and cayenne, and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are soft, about 2 minutes. Add the corn, season with salt, and cayenne, and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 6 minutes. Add the garlic and tomatoes, season with salt and cayenne, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the corn is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the milk, stir, and remove from the heat. Serve warm.

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