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Sufferin' Succotash - CCF corn succotash 
Aug. 21, 2011 9:11 pm 
Updated: Aug. 24, 2011 4:46 pm
I've been craving CCF restaurant's corn succotash since I had it 2 months ago.  I've searched some recipes online and tried it for the first time tonight.  Even though I'm sure you can use frozen corn, I really feel using the freshest corn off the cob, grilled on the BBQ, is certainly worth the effort.  And I will definitely be playing with this recipe some more (maybe sprinkle some parm reggiano, or tomato perhaps, Hatch green chile, black beans). 
I served it with French's Onion chicken recipe on the back of the can.  I ran out of my usual italian bread crumbs and winged it with the French's Onions not realizing they have a recipe on back that was both easy and spot on with baking instructions.  It was really good.  Also paired it with my spanish rice because I always have to have it on hand.  But I'm sure you can use whatever rice or couscous recipe you want to use.  So here it is (adapted from
Corn Succotash
     1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels-about 3 ears, or frozen corn thawed
     1/2 cup chopped onion
     1 cup chopped summer squash
     1 cup chopped red bell pepper
     1 cup chopped green bell pepper
     1 tsp. ground cumin
     1 tbsp. olive oil
      1 pat of butter
     2 garlic cloves, minced
     1/2 cup defatted chicken stock
     1/8 tsp. hot sauce (optional)
     1/8 tsp. ground pepper
Place a large nonstick skillet  (I used my cast iron skillet) over high heat until hot. Add corn, red pepper, onion, and cumin; saute 5 minutes until vegetables are slightly blackened. Add summer squash, olive oil, butter and garlic; sauting an additional minute. Reduce heat to medium-high, add broth and remaining ingredients. Cook 3-5 minutes or until heated through, stirring frequently
Aug. 22, 2011 9:16 am
Ya learn something new every day. I always thought succotash was just corn and lima beans mixed together, but this looks so much better than that! I think I'd add some lima beans, because I love them. I do like your idea of adding a little Parmesan cheese and green chiles. YUM!
Aug. 24, 2011 8:24 am
So did I! But maybe this is a Cheesecake Factory thing. I just loved it.
Aug. 24, 2011 10:39 am
Perfect timing! All the ingredients are on hand or ready to pick. I'll be canning this recipe and have it at the holidays and other special occasions. Thank you, First Lady!
Aug. 24, 2011 10:41 am
Perfect timing! All the ingredients are on hand or ready to pick. I'll be canning this recipe and have it at the holidays and other special occasions. Thank you, First Lady!
Aug. 24, 2011 2:34 pm
You Go Mike Harvey!!! I need to learn canning. Reminds me of being a little girl in my mom's kitchen watching her can. That will be my next venture when I get some free time. Enjoy
Aug. 24, 2011 4:46 pm
Canning is easy. Just be careful and obey the rules.
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Born in Mexico...raised a California girl, I'm always trying to find my roots with my cooking. I have a big family with my mom as matriarch and master cook. So I have some big shoes to fill.
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I love cooking food that my mom always made when we were younger. She doesn't really have any recipes, so it's a challenge. Every time she cooks, it's a unique experience since variations on ingredients are never the same. I also love Mexican food El Paso style. I would like to dabble more in Italian and Filipino dishes. My all time fav is BBQ and down home Southern comfort food.
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Mastered flour tortillas in 2013!!!
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That I mastered flour tortillas in 2013...I think I gained 5 lbs in one week.
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