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Old 02-23-2009, 01:33 AM
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Maque Choux (pronounced mock shoe) is one of our favorites! We make it a little different than this recipe Magie, but of course with a few more calories! This recipe has been in my family for at least 4 generations!

Cut 1/2 lb of bacon into small pieces and fry in an iron (or heavy bottom)skillet until crisp. Next, add 1 chopped, medium yellow onion and saute until wilted. Now, add 1/2 cup of chopped green bell pepper and cook until soft. Add 6 cups of canned, frozen or fresh corn. (Canned works just fine!) Also add 1 large (28oz?) can of whole, stewed tomatoes, DRAINED. Mix well and cook over a medium - medium high heat, stirring frequently. Do not leave this alone, as it burns easily. Break up the tomatoes while cooking; I use a wooden spoon to stir. Season to taste. Wait until the end to add salt, as it will toughen the corn. If the tomatoes seem acidic, add a SMALL amount of sugar (1/2 tsp).

You want to slowly brown the corn, until it is slightly dry and glistening golden brown. Okra can also be added, but should be cut into 1/2" slices, added before the corn and cooked until it's juices have been reduced. As with Magie's recipe, you can deglaze the pan with water or chicken broth if it wants to stick.
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