Scalped Corn

  • Yield 10 servings

"A childhood mispronunciation of "scalloped" by my sister Roxie has lent its name to this family favorite."

Ingredients

3 (14 3/4-ounce) cans cream-styled corn
2 (10 1/2-ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
3 large eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1 small onion, chopped
1 teaspoon Tabasco (optional)
2 (20-ounce) cans oysters or chopped clams
2 cups coarsely ground whole wheat crackers
1/4 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
Coarse ground pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 2-quart casserole dish. Combine the corn, soup, eggs, garlic, onion, and Tabasco, and mix well. Stir in the oysters and crackers. Spoon all into the prepared dish. Sprinkle the bacon evenly over the top. Season with the pepper. Bake for 1 hour, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Ivan  Kershner, Salem, S.C.

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