Monday, November 28, 2011

Mary Shawl Scalloped Corn

I have been inspired lately by various bloggers sharing their go-to recipes. My favorite so far is Whore Pie, which will be baking tonight in our home!

There are a few family recipes that I hold near and dear to my heart, but Mary Shawl Scalloped Corn is my favorite. To fully appreciate this recipe, you have to understand the kind-hearted woman who shared this recipe with our family. She lived in the very first apartment of my grandparent's apartment complex. Every time we would come to visit, she would always keep her front door open so we could stop by to say hello on our way to see our grandparents. It really was the best 2 for 1 deal ever! You thought you were going to see G'ma and G'pa as we called them, but you got them and Mary Shawl as well!  Since Mary Shawl joined us for our holiday meals, she would bring this Scalloped Corn dish that was always a hit. Very quickly it got renamed Mary Shawl Scalloped Corn because if Mary Shawl was there, so was the corn! Now this dish holds many memories of not only those large family gatherings but of Mary Shawl who became family.

Mary Shawl Scalloped Corn
1 can creamed corn
1 can whole kernel corn
2 eggs
10 saltine crackers crushed
1/2 stick of butter
1/4 milk
salt and pepper

Place butter in medium sized bowl and melt in microwave. Beat eggs well in separate bowl. Add crushed crackers to butter and stir in eggs and corn (both kinds). Add salt and pepper to taste.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Remove from oven and let set 10 minutes before serving.

If feeding a larger crowd or planning on leftovers, we typically double this recipe.


  1. Elissa-
    I LOVE Mary Shaw mom still makes it for us!! I loved reading about your memories, because I have the same exact ones! Your blog is awesome, thanks for the xmas card.

    Love u!! Ellen

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