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Tasso Maque Choux

  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 ounces diced Tasso ham
  • 3 cups sweet corn kernels
  • 1 cup onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell peppers
  • Salt
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup chopped, peeled and seeded tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  • In a large saute pan, over medium heat, add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the Tasso and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the corn, onions and bell peppers. Season with salt and cayenne pepper. Saute for about 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 18 minutes, or until the corn is tender. Add the cream, stir, and remove from the heat.