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Rudy’s Creamed Corn

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by Amber on August 7, 2011

This post originally appeared on July 28th, 2009. It continues to be the most popular way that people find Bluebonnets & Brownies, and it’s still one of my favorite ways to bring “home” to our dinner table. About a week ago, I hosted 4 bloggers in my home for the weekend of Big Summer Potluck. I served this for dinner on Thursday night with barbecued chicken and Borracho Beans. It was a feast! With barbecue season nearly at a close, I wanted to make sure you have time to put this on your Labor Day party menu. You’ll be asked for the recipe for weeks to come. And because this side dish comes together in the slow cooker without much effort, it’s the perfect side dish for the grill. No oven, no mess, and it can be served right in the slow cooker on the table. Enjoy!
 


 
If you’ve been through San Antonio, Austin, Schertz, or Leon Springs in the last 10 years or so, you might have heard about the “worst barbecue in Texas”, Rudy’s Bar-B-Q.

First, let me go on record that I don’t know anyone from Rudy’s, and this isn’t an endorsement they’ve asked for. This is simply my favorite barbecue eatin’ place back home. Their smoked turkey is to die for, but I always have the most ridiculous time choosing between the turkey and the brisket. Who doesn’t love a good Texas brisket?

Sorry, my mouth just watered a little, and it’s 8 o’clock in the morning.

But the one thing at Rudy’s that is never to be missed is their creamed corn. The beans are good, the peach cobbler divine (and all served in pint or quart servings), but the creamed corn.. well, I could eat it for breakfast, and I could eat an entire quart on my own. And I’m not ashamed to admit it.

For years, my family has been trying to deconstruct what it consists of, because it’s certainly not like any creamed corn you’ve ever had before. And it’s nothing like that horrible sludge you get in the canned vegetable aisle.

It’s full of sweet corn kernals that pop in your mouth with a fresh picked taste, and the sauce.. no, gravy.. melts in your mouth and makes you think of Thanksgiving and Easter and long afternoons spent cooking with your grandma.


I haven’t been home, or to Rudy’s, in a while. So the other week, when a friend tweeted about trying Rudy’s on her roadtrip, I realized I had to try to find a recipe and add it to our barbecue menu for the weekend. We were having about 30 people over, and I just knew it would be a big hit. I made what I thought would be enough for 50 people. Yeah… there was none left by the end of the party. I really wanted leftovers for a change, too.

The interweb is great for things like this. I managed to find a “light” version on RecipeZaar, and then just fattened that bad boy up (I wanted to be as authentic as possible for my first attempt).

I don’t know what more I can say about this. It’s an inspired side dish, and it’s good alongside barbecue or a roast dinner (as the English like to say). I nearly cried when I tasted it straight out of the crock-pot. A little bit of Rudy’s, right there in my kitchen. You’ve really got to try it to believe me.

If you’re feeling especially inspired, you could get fresh ears of corn from the farmer’s market, and strip them of the kernals, instead of using frozen corn.

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{ 121 comments }

Jamie | MBA November 22, 2010 at 8:11 PM

I LOVE cream corn, so I HAD to check out your recipe as well! It sounds delish and I love the addition of the cream cheese!

Tickled Red November 22, 2010 at 9:37 PM

Okay don’t shoot me but I’ve never been a true fan of creamed corn…then again this old dog can learn a new trick or two :) Sounds yummy love!

Miss May 27, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Oh my word, cream cheese, no wonder it is fabulous! I have to try it.

Nightbird July 6, 2011 at 3:23 AM

I miss Rudy’ so bad now that I don’t live in TX, that I scoured the internet tonight and came upon your recipe. I can’t wait to try it! This has to be the most delicious BBQ side dish ever created.

I do have a question please. You mentioned the cream cheese needs to be mixed with the milk, but there is no milk in the recipe. Did you mean the “milk” as in the sauce that is created from the heavy cream & butter? Or did you forget real milk from the recipe?

Thanks again, and I will try this recipe out as soon as you let me know. =)

Amber August 7, 2011 at 10:54 AM

Hiya – I meant the cream :)

Ashley July 21, 2011 at 12:44 AM

OMG I am always raving to my husband how great their creamed corn is and how much I miss it (I live in Las Vegas now..and there isnt a Rudys anywhere remotely close lol). I cant wait to make this…my husband just made a face..so I might be eating the whole pot myself but I dont care lol

Tracy August 7, 2011 at 12:06 PM

This was seriously amazing. I’ve never had creamed corn before this, but I’ve seen the stuff that comes out of the can, and…yuck. This however? Heaven on a plate. I was just thinking about this yesterday and hoping you’d post the recipe! ;-)

Sara August 7, 2011 at 12:06 PM

I want to make this for a cookout on Friday… sounds delish!

Question: can I leave it on low all day while I’m at work? Like 730-3?

Amber August 7, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Sara, I think that might work. Possibly start with frozen ingredients so that it doesn’t overcook while you’re gone. You can freeze everything but the cream – so toss the blocks of cream cheese and butter in the freezer now. They’ll be easier to cut up that way too. And use frozen bagged corn. Toss it all in the crockpot before you leave, including the fresh cream, and leave on low. I think it’ll be just fine. If it looks a little weird at first, that’s okay. Just stir and it’ll look right :)

Ann August 7, 2011 at 12:21 PM

Another simple question: you mention blocks of cream cheese. Do you mean the small 3 oz. blocks are the bricks that are 8 oz?

Amber August 7, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Ann, sorry about that – I have corrected the recipe. This was written back in the early days. I meant the 8 oz blocks.

Barbara | Creative Culinary August 7, 2011 at 1:12 PM

I just had to see the recipe for the best creamed corn, well, because I think I already have that recipe. Mine comes from an old Junior League cookbook from Oklahoma that someone once brought me from a visit there. AMAZING how similar they are…yours is for a larger quantity but both use cream cheese, butter of course and it’s make in a crockpot! I will concur, just the best creamed corn EVAH!

Lisa~~ August 7, 2011 at 2:11 PM

My daughter would go crazy for this, I’m going to give it a try.

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

Michelle of Chellbellz August 7, 2011 at 3:35 PM

Gawd I’m on a diet, this is the Devils work! I can’t deal with all these great food blogs! LOL I love Creamed corn, Now i’m wondering if there is some way I can lighten this up a little bit.

Amber August 7, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Michelle, there’s a lighter version of this recipe on RecipeZaar. I adapted it to a full fat version. The link is above in the post. Hope that helps!

Michelle of Chellbellz August 7, 2011 at 6:25 PM

yes bc i got so excited that i skipped that part of it being a light version! LOL! My bad!

Casey@Good. Food. Stories. August 8, 2011 at 9:19 AM

I absolutely love that you fattened up a light recipe. A girl after my own heart.

Melissa @ Baking For The Boys August 7, 2011 at 4:15 PM

Rudy’s turkey got me through my last trimester of pregnancy with my son. I’m surprised he didn’t start eating it right out of the womb-I ate that much of it. I do love their corn too. If you ever find yourself in College Station find J. Cody’s. Their creamed corn is amazing-spiced w/ jalapenos. I can eat that alone and pass on the meat. Mmmm-now I think I may have to find myself some Rudy’s tonight!

PS-Quick Beer Pizza Dough…AWESOME! Probably the best homemade pizza dough I’ve ever made. Used Shiner, it was amazing. Thanks.

Amber August 7, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Whoa. Great idea on the Shiner!

I adooooore Rudy’s turkey. It’s so perfectly spiced and tender. I haven’t ever been through College Station, so we’ll definitely search it out. I want to show my hubs the A&M campus.

Melissa @ Baking For The Boys August 7, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Let me know when you plan to visit College Station. I can give you a list of places to visit. I realize you live elsewhere and it may be a while before you visit, but I don’t see these eateries going anywhere. They are tradition and timeless!

Amber August 7, 2011 at 9:38 PM

Sounds good to me :)

Valerie Kahn August 7, 2011 at 5:18 PM

We had a lady from our church make this for every potluck, the only difference is she added jalapenos. When Sarah told me what all she put in the cream corn she said she used jalapenos from a jar. Silly me thought she used a whole jar! That was one side dish no one ate.

Amber August 7, 2011 at 9:37 PM

I bet no one forgot it, or you either, Valerie! So funny!

Paula - bell'alimento August 7, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Nothing like sweet creamed corn!

Amber August 7, 2011 at 9:37 PM

For sure, Paula!

Aimee @ Simple Bites August 7, 2011 at 8:13 PM

YUM! I can still taste this amazing corn, Amber. Thanks for reposing the recipe!

Amber August 7, 2011 at 9:38 PM

I’m glad you and Bump liked it, Aimee. Now make it for your boys :)

SMITH BITES August 7, 2011 at 9:41 PM

i simply cannot wait to make this Amber . . . home next weekend for the first time in nearly a month and i’m planning to hit my farmer’s market and make this!! xo

Amber August 7, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Deb, I predict you and the Professor will be eating it for lunch like a chowder the next day. It is SO SO good!

leslie August 7, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Do you have a recipe for creamed spinach? Stubbs spinach is my favorite!

Amber August 8, 2011 at 9:21 AM

Leslie, sadly I do not. I did find this for you though: http://www.raleys.com/www/apps/recipes/recipe.jsp?recipeid=579828

Jessica August 8, 2011 at 12:44 AM

Your creamed corn looks absolutely fantastic!!! Creamed corn is seriously the best side dish to pair with any type of meal. Beautiful photo too!

Katrina August 8, 2011 at 1:02 AM

This sounds perfect! I’ve always been such a fan of creamed corn :)

Deborah August 8, 2011 at 1:20 AM

I’m posting my favorite creamed corn recipe next week, but this version sounds even more decadent! Delicious!

Erin August 8, 2011 at 10:26 AM

I’ve never had homemade creamed corn. I actually love the stuff out of the can, but I bet I could never turn back once I had this.

Amber August 15, 2011 at 7:20 AM

Erin, you’ll have to let me know when you try it. I think it will become your new favorite way to eat corn!

DessertForTwo August 8, 2011 at 11:59 AM

Did you post this just for me? It’s 9am and I’m drooling!

Amber August 15, 2011 at 7:21 AM

Of course I did.

rooth August 8, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Rudy’s is one of my favourite restaurants in Texas – I could literally drink the “sause” by the gallon. Thanks for sharing the recipe for their creamed corn!

Amber August 15, 2011 at 7:21 AM

Rooth, true story: the last time we came home from Texas, I brought two giant bottles of “Sause” with me. To get ‘em home safe? I slid each one into one of my cowboy boots. Worked like a charm!

sweetsugarbelle August 10, 2011 at 1:23 AM

I had Rudy’s Saturday night!!!! I heart the corn…and the brisket, and the beans, and the coleslaw, and the…nevermind! Good stuff. And guess what, LUBBOCK HAS A RUDY’S! I will be sharing this…There is also a restaurant in New Orleans called Zia {one in Albuquerque also…corn grits. If you like Rudy’s corn, you will like them too. I’ll find a link and email it to you. It’s the southern version of fettuccine Alfredo, you know, heart attack on a plate, but man, were they good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amber August 15, 2011 at 7:22 AM

Now you’re just making me jealous. I am going to need that grits recipe, missy!

Cara August 14, 2011 at 6:15 PM

This is AWESOME!! I used sweet corn that I cut off the cob and I should have added less sugar……but…it was so delicious. My aunt and mother-in-law said that it was the best thing that they have ever tasted. We mixed left overs with salsa and it was super tasty to dip our chips in. Thanks for the great recipe :)

Amber August 15, 2011 at 7:23 AM

Cara, thanks so much for coming back to tell me! Adding Salsa to make a dip, now that’s a *great* use of leftovers. I never would have thought of it, but I’m sure it’s delicious. We put cream cheese in our Salsa all the time (a solid block, not blended in), and I bet it’s a similar taste. YUM!

Camille August 25, 2011 at 5:56 PM

My family loves Rudy’s and especially their cream corn! My daughter really wants this at her wedding reception. There isn’t a crock pot that large….so do you think if we slow cooked the batches it would work?
And on a sidenote…I think your picture shows a bit more pepper than your recipe calls for and how Rudy’s serves it. OTHERWISE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS RECIPE!

Amber August 25, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Camille, you can cook the recipe in normal pans, or even the oven. Whatever works for you guys to get it ready for the wedding. You could double or triple the recipe and cook it in a huge industrial stock pot, I think, without much issue. Just make sure you chop up the creamed corn so it melts, and stir it often so it doesn’t scorch.

I think you could also make it a day or two ahead of time and then put it in those tinfoil serving trays to be reheated in the oven. I just wouldn’t cook them that way on the day of the wedding, because I’d be nervous about the cream cheese melting effectively before you need to serve.

As for the pepper, you caught me. We eat what I photograph, and my husband likes his with a bit more pepper. Plus, I think it adds a nice touch of contrast to the photograph. It was meant as a garnish, and I thought it came across that way in the photo. I’m sorry if it caused any confusion.

erin September 2, 2011 at 11:24 AM

My mom loves creamed corn although i’ve never really liked it. the stuff mom always bought in the can looked gross but this this recipe looks amazing. If i were to cut it in half would i still be able to cook it 4 hours?

Amber September 2, 2011 at 11:34 AM

Erin, that sludge in the can is so yucky, I can’t believe I ever ate it as a kid. I think you’d want to cook it on low for those 4 hours, but I don’t think it’d be a problem. Maybe start on low and switch to high for the last hour if you feel the cream cheese hasn’t melted enough.

Debbie September 4, 2011 at 3:08 PM

Can’t beat Rudy’s Spicy Chopped Beef sandwich topped with creamed corn and a little bbq sauce–that’s how my son loves to eat it! And yes the turkey is perfect too. I’m thinking lunch today. Lived in Princeton and now back home in Texas. Call if you need some Austin BBQ shipped. :) We used to ship Pace picante sauce from San Antonio, Angelo’s brisket from Ft. Worth, and Iron Works ribs to NJ when we just couldn’t stand it anymore and had to taste some smokey Tx BBQ!

monica September 10, 2011 at 12:01 PM

I am from San Antonio born and raised and now live in Cleveland I am going to have to try this recipe thank you for posting….when we went home to visit Rudy’s was the first place my daughter wanted to eat at…..

Amber September 10, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Monica, that’s always the first place I want to eat at too! Followed by Mi Tierra or Casa Rio :)

shan September 22, 2011 at 9:13 PM

I added fresh roasted Hatch N.M. Green Chiles. It was the best!

Amber September 29, 2011 at 9:21 AM

Shan, that’s a GREAT idea!

Valerie October 26, 2011 at 7:23 AM

Amber, thanks for adding this to the recipe exchange. I love creamed corn and this recipe is different from any that I’ve tried before. Gotta try it!

Lauren November 3, 2011 at 11:16 AM

I’ve been drooling over this recipe for months. My husband just got back from a deployment to Afghanistan and my dad sent a whole brisket from Rudy’s so we can celebrate! (I’m SO glad they ship now! Expensive but worth it!!) This is going to be the perfect side; we’ve already got the Shiner in the fridge. Thank you for posting it! :)

Amber November 3, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Lauren, your comment made my day! As the granddaughter of a Lt. Col., I would be remiss if I did not thank both you and your husband for your service, so – Thank you.

I bet that meal is going to be the best you two have had in a long time, and it’s going to have nothing to do with the food.

Talk about a welcome home!

Lauren November 3, 2011 at 11:30 AM

You’re SO right about that! :) Thanks!!

Nancy Leverett November 11, 2011 at 4:44 PM

Amber … hi there! I found your blog by searching google for “Rudy’s creamed corn recipe”. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! I’ve bookmarked your blog and can’t wait to come back and sift through your archives and get acquainted when I have a bit more time.

I really have to share a quick story with you. I live in SATX, and the other day my sister got a hankering for Rudy’s BBQ, so she picked some up on the way home. My mouth was already watering before she hit the door, (the best smoked turkey EVER), but when she started unpacking the meal, I’ll have to say that I got a pitiful sad face and was so disappointed.

Sitting there on the kitchen counter was a tub of creamed corn. Oh, yuck!!!! I’ve NEVER liked creamed corn of any kind; in fact, I never even liked the idea of creamed corn. It just had no place in my kitchen. I was grumbling to myself something along the lines of, “she KNOWS I don’t like creamed corn – I can’t believe that’s the only side dish she brought home – how rude of her”, and just about that time, she turned around and saw my pouting face and said, “I know you don’t like cream corn, but that’s because you haven’t tried Rudy’s creamed corn before”.

Not wanting to be totally rude, (after all, she did buy dinner), I spooned an itsy bitsy portion of creamed corn onto my plate and shuffled off, muttering something to myself about being forced to eat baby food and having to pretend to like it, or something along those lines.

Well, I guess you know what happened next. After the very first bite of creamed corn, I went rushing back to the kitchen, where I helped myself to a very generous portion of that golden deliciousness! I would never have believed that there was a creamed corn that could become my friend, but now, after tasting Rudy’s creamed corn, I have a friend for life!

I guess the moral of the story is two-fold:
No matter how old you are, don’t forget to try new things.
If you find something you love, don’t forget to share it with others!

Again, thanks for sharing the recipe … I can’t wait to give it a try!

Amber November 16, 2011 at 7:02 AM

Nancy,

I can totally relate to that experience! My goodness how I miss that smoked turkey.. I really need to get a smoker and get to work on making it. We buy big jars of the Rudy’s Rub to bring home, but it’s just not the same without that smokey flavor too.

I love this: “If you find something you love, don’t forget to share it with others” – totally why I have this blog!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you’ll come back and let me know how you liked the recipe.

- Amber

Nancy Leverett November 24, 2011 at 1:34 PM

Hello again, Amber. Yesterday I was making homemade salisbury steak with rosemary garlic roasted potatoes, and I thought it would be the perfect day to try the new creamed corn recipe that you so generously shared. I was only cooking for two people, so I cut your recipe to a 1/4 share of everything, so it looked something like this:

1 bag frozen corn (1 lb)
1/2 box cream cheese (4 oz)
1/4 stick of salted butter (1 oz)
just shy of 1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt (just a pinch)

I did it on the stove top, combining everything but the corn into a small saucepan on low heat until the cheese was melted and bubbly, and then adding in the still frozen corn, stirring thoroughly, and then covering it and leaving it on low heat for more than an hour (while I was cooking the salisbury steak and rosemary garlic potatoes). I left the lid on the pot all of the time, only checking it to stir the ingredients once about every fifteen minutes.

After an hour, I did my first taste test, and it was yummy deliciousness! My sister and I both have a sweet tooth, so for our version, I doubled the amount of sugar, (meaning for that my 1/4 portion of the recipe, I ended up adding another tablespoon of sugar, making it a total of 2 tbls of sugar for 1 lb of corn). The result was super delicious, and we already know this will be one of those recipes that show up on our table again and again. Leaving it simmering over low heat for an hour allowed the sweet deliciousness to seep into the corn kernels, but I think the next time I try the recipe, I’ll try the crock pot method, to allow it even more time to marry the sweet flavors together.

Thanks again for sharing this delicious recipe! It’s a winner!

Janie November 20, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Amber,
I lived in San Antonio for 7 years and that was one of the 1st placec we were taken to. Creamed Corn was my favorite other than the briskit. Thank you for publishing the recipe, I am making it tomorrow.
Janie

Tiffany November 20, 2011 at 5:18 PM

I am looking for a recipe for creamed corn that is sweet. How sweet is this recipe?

Tiffany November 20, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Also, how many servings does this make?

Amber November 20, 2011 at 5:45 PM

Tiffany,

This recipe is meant for a crowd so it makes 20-25 servings, but ifs easily scalable. It is sweet, but not dessert sweet. You could always up the amount of sugar to your own tastes. It won’t mess anything up if you do.

Alexis November 23, 2011 at 5:17 PM

I was just thinking that some Rudy’s creamed corn would be the perfect addition to my Thanksgiving table tomorrow but was bummed they’d be closed (I’m lucky enough to still be living here in Austin). This is the recipe that made the cut! Sounds sooooo savory- can hardly wait to try it!

Ashley December 17, 2011 at 11:13 PM

As bummed as you were that we were closed… us team members were very happy to get a much needed holiday off!

Meg Amor November 24, 2011 at 3:57 AM

OMG… thank you SO SO MUCH. To say that we LOVE Rudys Creamed Corn would be an understatement. I could eat pottles and pottles of the stuff and so could my husband.

If you haven’t tried it, please try this recipe. I have never had anything like this creamed corn in my life. Thanks :-)

Alexis November 28, 2011 at 11:10 AM

AMAZING recipe! I made this for Thanksgiving and it was a TOTAL crowd pleaser! Even my mother-in-law couldn’t find anything negative to say and even asked for the recipe…Even better, my father-in-law insisted on taking home leftovers (well, what little there was!) Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I’d post a photo if I could! <3

Dee December 11, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Am anxious to try this recipe for Christmas Dinner. My nephew LOVES Rudy’s BBQ and especially the corn. He has been deployed to Afghanistan and will be home just in time for Christmas! Thank you!

Rozz December 14, 2011 at 3:51 PM

I was looking for a super easy corn dish for a Christmas dinner. This is PERFECT! It’s in a *crock pot*! It doesn’t get any easier than that! Thank you!!

Ashley December 17, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Oh hey, I work at one of the Rudy’s in Austin. We don’t use cream cheese in our corn, but we do use white pepper, a bit of parmesan cheese, sugar, whole milk, heavy whipping cream, and some salt.

People eat the corn like it’s their last meal on earth though. That’s for sure.

Meg Amor December 18, 2011 at 12:49 AM

Thank you Ashley! You are a GOD. :-) I have made this recipe and it’s really good and I have mucked with a bit – because it’s not quite Rudys – so thanks so much. I had Rudys corn once and I can still taste it precisely in my head. :-) .

I have been wondering about the Parmesan and I will try the white pepper also. I have only recently been using white pepper as compared to fresh ground black and it’s quite a different taste – almost sweet – very nice!

So THANKS… we made a 2 pd bag of corn last time for 3 of us – and it was guzzled. LOL.

Amber December 18, 2011 at 4:44 PM

Ashley,

Thanks so much for stopping by. I think you’d be surprised at how much the cream cheese mimics the combination of parmesan, whole milk, and whipping cream.

I’ll definitely be adding the white pepper and parmesan the next time I make this. As I said in the post, I adapted this recipe from something I found on a diet website. While I never claimed it was the exact Rudy’s Creamed Corn recipe, it’s as close as I’ve come without begging one of your cooks outright for the recipe.

My uncle was good friends with the original Rudy’s store owner in Leon Springs. They’ve both eaten this and tell me it’s pretty good. I hope you’ll try it :)

Michelle February 13, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Getting the exact recipe for Rudy’s corn is almost impossible. I will say (as a former employee) that there is no cream cheese in their version. The corn made in the Original Rudy’s is made with a secret roux that is prepared in their commissary and then shipped to their store. The rest of the creamed corn is prepared in the unit with the roux, corn and heavy cream.

Nellie December 24, 2012 at 1:38 AM

My mom made a fried corn and when I had Rudy’s it took me back. It tasted just like it. As far as I recall, my mom’s was made with a roux of flour, bacon grease, butter an and milk. Then she added sugar and lots of pepper. Heaven. I made this recipe with the cream cheese and it was good but not the same as Rudy’s to me.

Nellie December 24, 2012 at 1:47 AM

My mom made a fried corn and when I had Rudy’s it took me back. It tasted just like it. As far as I recall, my mom’s was made with a roux of flour, bacon grease, butter. Then she added sugar and lots of pepper. Heaven. I made this recipe with the cream cheese and it was good but not the same as Rudy’s to me.

Meg Amor December 19, 2011 at 1:01 AM

Aloha guys! Thanks so much for everyones comments and Ambers recipe – without it, I wouldn’t have know where to start. And thanks Ashley for the added bits – perfect. :-)

Ok, I tried again tonight. :-) Not quite right but the flavour is very close! So if anyone else has anything to add – I’d gladly welcome it.

The one I made tonight was this recipe below: However, I think it needed to have say 1/2 to 3/4 of a teas of the white pepper and maybe less milk – more cream??? Any suggestions – feel free.

3/4 cup of milk
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (maybe double the cream, half the milk??)
2 lb of frozen corn
1 teas white pepper (I’d use maybe 1/2 to 3/4 of a teas – it was only very slightly too tangy)
1 teas salt
1/2 cup of grated parmesan (the parmesan seemed about right for the taste)
4 tbls sugar.

I thought it had the ‘Rudys taste’ but not the creaminess. I’m wondering about adding the cream cheese? What does everyone think?

And again THANKS… :-)

Bryon January 22, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Rue. To thicken you use rue. Other than that, you have come up with most of the recipe. I can’t tell you measurements as it has been ages since I made it(at home and when I worked for them).
Salt, Sugar, White Pepper, Rue, Parmesan, frozen corn, heavy whipping cream, and whole milk

I’ve made it at events at home, I remember signing a waiver when I joined the team in Leon Springs and then opened the one in Westover Hills about not releasing the recipe. I guess the ingredients doesn’t break that right? LoL. RiP Doc.

Meg Amor January 22, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Aloha Bryon and everyone,

THANKS so much. I didn’t think to use a roux but that would do it, because I thought I had the taste very close.

Do you recall if any flour was used to make the roux? As in, was it done on the stove, with some butter, flour and the milk and cream and then put into the corn? (Just if you remember… :-) )

And hey… I don’t live anywhere near a Rudys… so… you know… I just HAVE to make do with a home recipe instead. :-)

And if I DID near live a Rudys – I’d be eating there about every night anyway – no time to cook at home. LOL.

Thanks again for that heads up. I will have another go soon. Aloha Meg :-)

Meg Amor February 13, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Aloha Michelle and everyone,

Thanks so much.

I made it again the other night with a roux and it was much thicker and more like Rudys. I made it the regular way and couldn’t be fagged putting it in the slow cooker – so just did it in a pot on the stove. Once it was all blended, I added the roux and cooked it down further. I cooked it altogether for about an hour on the stove top.

I made up a roux of 2 tbls of butter melted and frothy, then added 2 tbls of flour to it – let it cook for about a minute and then stirred it into the corn mixture. Then let the corn cook for another 20 minutes of longer to thicken up.

In saying this, I think that the 1 teas of white pepper would do the trick when adding the roux. 3/4 teas seemed to be not ENOUGH this time. Just missing it’s lovely tang but the consistency was much better.

3/4 cup of milk
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 lb of frozen corn
1 teas white pepper
1 teas salt
1/2 cup of grated parmesan (the parmesan seemed about right for the taste)
4 tbls sugar.

2 tbls of butter
2 tbls of flour

Thanks every one, just love this recipe. Aloha Meg :-)

Mary Ann April 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Hi Amber!
I’m from San Antonio, but I live in Boerne. I love your website! I’m going to try this recipe because I love Rudy’s creamed corn as much as you do from the sound of it. I’ll let you know how it turns out!

Kristen April 7, 2012 at 11:34 PM

I was just trying to explain Rudy’s Creamed Corn to my husband the other day. Now I can just make it for him!!! Thank you so much!

cindy April 22, 2012 at 4:39 PM

A Rudy’s just opened up here in Phoenix, and we tried it for the first time two days ago. I think I’ve already raved to 10 different people about the smoked turkey and that CRAZY GOOD creamed corn. So glad I googled it today and found you!!!!

Themexcellentcook May 1, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Rudy’s puts condensed milk in their creamed corn…

SLDunn May 2, 2012 at 12:15 AM

When I was going through cancer treatment 10 years ago, a lady at the Hope Lodge where I stayed gave us this recipe, except hers only had butter, cream cheese and corn. We still make it to this day and you are right, there are NEVER any leftovers!! I really want to try your recipe though. I like the idea of the corn being even sweeter with the addition of the sugar and slow cooking it in a crock pot!! So glad to have found your recipe/site!!

Chelsea May 15, 2012 at 5:57 PM

I am so in love with Rudy’s creamed corn. I just about cried when I found this recipe. Will be making for dinner very soon and I know I’ll be enjoying every last bit of it!!!

Amber May 16, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Chelsea, I really hope you love it as much as we do. According to all the comments, it’s not necessarily a replica of Rudy’s recipe. But I gotta be honest, I think it tastes pretty much dead on. We never have any leftovers, that’s for sure. Let me know how you like it!

Maria Paula June 16, 2012 at 1:48 PM

This sounds so amazing ….I can’t wait to make this! I just have one question…how many servings does the recipe yield?

Amber June 16, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Maria,
I know I already emailed you back directly, but for other readers’ use, I’m posting a reply here too. This makes at least 10-15 servings as a side dish, but is also easily halved.

Cristina July 2, 2012 at 1:01 PM

I’ve never had this type of creamed corn before. Stumbled onto this from Pinterest and decided to make it for our Canada Day BBQ. It was a huge hit, thank you! It will be going into my regular rotation of potluck and party dishes.

Sheri July 10, 2012 at 7:05 PM

I saw this and just had to try it! We just had it for supper and it was a huge success. Thank you for posting the recipe!

Amber July 12, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Sheri, I’m so glad you loved it! It’s one of our favorites, and for good reason. Thanks for taking the time to come by and leave a comment.

Marie July 25, 2012 at 7:54 PM

I lived in San Antonio for 9 years, and Rudy’s is the BEST BB-Q I have EVER eaten. My husband is military, and we have lived all over the world, so that is saying a lot about BB-Q :)
I love the creamed corn recipe you have posted, but for a Tex-Mex blend try adding jalapenos and garlic salt. The flavor is AMAZING!

Amber July 27, 2012 at 7:07 AM

Marie, those sound like faboosh additions! I completely agree about Rudy’s being the best BBQ. Every year, I pine for them at the NYC Big Apple BBQ. Salt Lick is amazing and delicious, but no one touches Rudy’s smoked turkey.

- Amber

Katie July 27, 2012 at 12:20 AM

I just found this on pinterest and I’m so excited! Back when you could still bring outside food on planes, my dad brought me a quart of this stuff from Rudy’s (from Houston to Nashville) because he knew I would love it. And he was right! Can’t wait to try!

Amber July 27, 2012 at 7:09 AM

Katie, as far as I know, you can still bring outside food on planes. I do all the time.

I hope you come back and let me know how you like this recipe. As you can see from the comments, there’s a lot of divisiveness about this recipe, but I personally think it’s as close as we’re going to get without making a roux and a giant batch of corn.

jeanne September 4, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Tastes just like Rudy’s!! Mine was done in 3 hours though

robert frame October 10, 2012 at 3:39 PM

visited rudy,s in austin all the way from scotland turkey &brisket were fabulous as was the
creamed corn.goin to give it ago

em November 14, 2012 at 2:41 PM

If you were going to make 1/4 of this recipe, would you still cook it for 4 hours on low?

Amber November 14, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Hey Em,
I think you could probably cut the cooking time down to an hour or two. I think it would depend on the size of crock pot you used as well. The first time you make it, just watch it and make sure there’s no burning.

steph November 18, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Could I use canned sweet corn drained vs frozen? I was stationed at Lackland AFB and fell in love with Rudys! The chopped and creamed corn yummm! Now we are in Fl, we miss Rudys!

Murrey November 20, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Being from South Texas, I eat at Rudy’s alot. The cream corn is fantastic. I am making this for another side on thanksgiving. I did not think about Rudy’s corn, but I can’t wait for this result. Thanks for the post.

David November 23, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Love Rudy’s but we are in California. This recipe is a keeper! We just used it for Thanksgiving. The only twist was we sprinkled shredded parmesan cheese over it right before serving. Great crock pot recipe!

Amber November 23, 2012 at 8:35 PM

David, thanks so much for taking the time to come back and tell me you liked the recipe! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Parmesan is definitely a great idea at the end.

Anita December 5, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Can’t wait to try this recipe! We were introduced to Rudy’s famous creamed corn when we went to San Antonio for our daughters graduation from the Air Force and have talked about it ever since. Almosts worth the trip to Texas to eat at Rudy’s!

becki December 9, 2012 at 9:04 AM

it has been many many years and I’ve visited San Antonio and had Rudy’s creamed corn I couldn’t quit eating it I can’t believe I now have the recipe for it thank you so so much!

Judy December 9, 2012 at 10:48 PM

You can add green chilies to this recipe for a wonderful change.

Laverna December 10, 2012 at 8:26 PM

I have used this receipe many times, I thought I copied it by taste from eating at Rudys. But I guess I scimped on the cream cheese and butter. Adding some green onion at the end is nice too.

barbara dougherty January 18, 2013 at 5:10 PM

I’m a horrible cook to say the least but I followed this reciepe.and itcame out delicious! My whole family loved it

Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies January 18, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Aww, Barbara, you just made my week! Thanks for coming back and taking the time to tell me so.
Amber

Kristin January 20, 2013 at 5:32 PM

I’m also a born and bred Texas girl (from Austin) who currently lives out-of-state. We miss our TX BBQ like crazy and when I found this recipe I was so excited to serve it along with the brisket & ribs my brother had shipped to us! Thanks for making our meal even more like “home”! It really does taste just like Rudy’s! Yum!!

Amber January 20, 2013 at 6:12 PM

Kristin, nothing makes me happier than comments like this. I know exactly what you mean – adding in the sides that we crave next to a brisket is a sure trip home, without the airfare! Have a look through the archives – I also have a recipe for Borracho beans that will have you dreaming of home too. I love to serve them with the the Rudy’s Cream Corn whenever we’re having “Texas” day around here.

Kristin January 20, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Will definitely try that Borracho bean recipe! Thanks for the tip! My 5-year-old told me tonight that she thought she could “eat the whole pot!” of leftover creamed corn! Good to see evidence of her “Texas” genes! :)

Liz March 7, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Oh Amber
I have never been to Rudy,s so have never tryed the cream corn but
this sounds so good I have to try it, headin to the store today.
I think i will try some pepperjack cheese in it for alittle kick. I would like to know have you ever frozen any of the cream corn, would love to have frozen for a quick fix at dinner.

Camela Neumann March 15, 2013 at 4:29 PM

I tried your creamed corn at the top of the page and it was delicious. I passed the recipe around at work and so far it seems to be a hit.
We became winter Texans for a month for the first time and was introduced to Rudys and their cream corn.. Needless to say I went back to the hotel right away and did a search and found your recipe. First thing I did when I got home was make it. Who cares if it was not exact. Tasted like it to me if not better. Good job for sharing it.

Phyllis March 23, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Glad I saw this!! I lived in San Antonio for 8 years and I believe we went to Rudy’s at least once a week! I miss that so much, but still order the sauces online! I can’t give that up!

Madison May 19, 2013 at 7:29 AM

There’s a rudy’s down the road but figured id try it for a bbq. Everyone loved it and thought it was better then Rudy’s as it wasn’t as sweet as the original. ironically though, I had to add more sugar as it wasn’t sweet enough and a little more pepper. To each his own but a very good recipe! Thanks for sharing. Using it again today!!

Tina May 24, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Wow, just brought this to a BBQ at work…….so many compliments!! Thanks for the great recipe, I will be making this again, a must try. I think it is much better than Rudy’s!

Amber May 24, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Tina, thanks for taking the time to come back and tell me! I totally love this recipe, and I’m happy to hear it was a hit. Nothing like knowing people enjoy the food you made with your own two hands, right?

Deb July 17, 2013 at 12:17 PM

I love creamed corn…I cut off my own fresh corn and freeze…so could you tell me how many cups in a pound of corn?? Thanks!

Amber July 17, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Hi Deb,

I believe there are about 3 1/3 cups of frozen corn to every pound. This will change if the corn is fresh, because the corn will weigh less when not frozen. You might be better off using a kitchen scale to weigh your frozen corn before adding it to the recipe, if you can, to make sure your ratios are right.

Thanks for stopping by!
Amber

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