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Corn Maque Choux

Corn Maque Choux is a flavorful Cajun corn dish that is full of sweet fresh corn , bell pepper , onions and tomatoes . It has the perfect balance of sweet and spice .

Corm Maque Choux on a white plate next to rice and gravy

Pronounced Corn “Mock Shoe” is a staple in south Louisiana in the summer when the corn is sweet and fresh . Like most Louisiana dishes there is a million ways to make this , so I spoke to a lot of people about this dish . You will find several recipes online that have this really soupy or even cream added to it . Nobody I know makes it this way but if you do it doesn’t make it wrong . Most people I know will take fresh corn in the summer and makes this to put in the freezer to enjoy all year long . If you like this dish check out my Creamy Crawfish Potatoes .

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The ingredients for corn maque choux . Corn , onion , bell pepper , spices , butter , bacon and rotel

What you will need to make Corn Maque Choux:

  • Fresh Corn-Frozen corn can be used if not in season
  • Diced Bacon-Some people will use smoked sausage
  • yellow onion
  • Green and red bell pepper
  • Rotel – chose the spice level you like
  • Butter
  • Tony’s or your choice of Cajun Seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
  • Large Skillet -Tap HERE for my favorite
  • spatula or wooden spoon
  • Kitchen knife or chopper

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Let’s Make Corn Marque Choux

Bacon pieces cooking in a black skillet

Dice the onion and bell pepper and set aside . The take the corn off the cobb trying to get as much milk as possible from the cobb. Then in a large skillet cook your diced bacon until crisp. Once the bacon is done remove it and reserve the grease .

Onions , bell peppers cooking in a black skillet

In the same skillet with the reserved bacon grease cook onions and bell pepper .

Adding the corn , rotel and spices to the corn maque choux

Once the onions and peppers are cooked drop the butter into the pan then add the corn , rotel and spices .

Adding the bacon to the corn maque choux

Once everything has cooked down a bit add the cooked bacon back to the pan.

Cooking all of the liquid from the corn maque choux

Cook until the corn is render , if things get a little dry add a little water or chicken broth .

Corn maque choux in a black skillet

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Corn Maque Choux

Corn Maque Choux is a flavorful Cajun corn dish that is full of sweet fresh corn , bell pepper , onions ,tomatoes and spice .
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Side
Cuisine American/Southern
Servings 10
Calories 111 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 slices bacon diced-see notes
  • 1/2 large yellow onion 1/2-3/4 cup diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 10-12 ears corn
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 can rotel 10oz can-spice level of your choice
  • 1/2 cup water or chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon cajun seasoning season to taste
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Dice the onion and bell pepper and set aside . The take the corn off the cobb trying to get as much milk as possible from the cobb.
  • In a large skillet cook the diced bacon until crisp . Remove the bacon and reserve the bacon grease in the skillet
  • On medium heat Add the diced onions and bell pepper to the skillet with the bacon grease . Stir the veggies often and cook until they are well done
  • Once the veggies are done drop the butter into the skillet
  • Add the corn , can of rotel , Cajun seasoning , salt and pepper . Stir this all together and let it start cooking down .
  • Once the corn has cooked down a little add the bacon back
  • If you feel this gets a little dry add a little water to the pan , no more than 1/2 cup
  • Cook until the corn is tender , it doesn't take long. Maybe 15-20 minutes

Notes

Nutritional information is a calculation and can greatly vary according to preparation .
Some people use smoked sausage instead of bacon and this is a great substitute 

Nutrition

Calories: 111kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 129mgPotassium: 157mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 749IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Can I use fresh tomatoes ?

Yes but if you do I recommend using something like a jalapeno for spice

Can I freeze this ?

Yesh can , I recommend freezing is in tight bags for 2-3 months

Can I use frozen corn ?

Yes , if fresh corn is not available you can use defrosted corn .

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Adriana
Adriana
5 days ago

5 stars
This corn maque chous reminded me of succotash. Turned out so flavorful with the bacon. I added spicy peppers for an additional kick. We like spicy foods. This side is great addition to a BBQ.

Yu
Yu
5 days ago

5 stars
This is the first time I’ve had a Cajun dish, and it turned out absolutely delicious! I love the sweet and savory flavor and the crisp texture. Will make it again!

Bernice
Bernice
5 days ago

5 stars
This is the kind of dish where everyone at the cookout asks for the recipe. I tell you, it’s got a special kind of magic that keeps you coming back for more!

veenaazmanov
veenaazmanov
3 days ago

5 stars
This side dish sounds like a delicious stir fry. Love the corn and Bacon combination . Best for snack time too

Colleen
2 days ago

5 stars
This is the first time I’ve ever made this dish. I added some extra spice and everyone loved it. Thanks for sharing.

Cathleen
Cathleen
2 days ago

5 stars
This combo was perfect, I’m already thinking about making this again for the 4th of July. thank you so much for sharing this recipe 🙂

Erin
Erin
1 day ago

5 stars
I used the least spicy Rotel I could find, and this came out perfect! Even my picky son loved it. Thanks!

MIkayla
MIkayla
1 day ago

5 stars
This recipe was really good and we enjoyed every bite, it is terrific with some tortilla chips or as a rich side dish!

Katie Censhaw
Katie Censhaw
12 hours ago

5 stars
Wow! This corn maque choux is packed with flavor and turned out so delicious! I loved the sweet and spicy flavor combination. It went perfect with our smoked ribs.

Ashley
Ashley
6 hours ago

5 stars
I loved this easy corn side recipe. It reminds me of succotash without the lima beans. The rotel was a nice addition for a little spicy kick.