Sweet Corn Spoonbread with Smothered Shrimp, Poached Eggs, and Fried Green Tomatoes

  • Level: Easy
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Ingredients

Fried Green Tomatoes:

2 green tomatoes, cut into 1/2 inch slices

1 cup milk

1 cup cornmeal

1/2 cup flour

Salt and pepper

2 tablespoons butter

Sweet Corn Spoonbread:

2 cups fresh milk

3 ears corn, cut off the cob, cut very fine

1/3 cup cornmeal

2 tablespoons butter

2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoons salt

2 eggs, beaten separated

Smothered Shrimp:

2 tablespoons butter

12 shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 sweet Vidalia onion, minced

1 teaspoon garlic, minced

1/4 cup flour

3 cups chicken stock

1/4 chopped parsley

Poached Eggs:

2 quarts boiling water

1 tablespoons white vinegar

Pinch salt

2 eggs

Directions

  1. For the Fried Green Tomatoes: Soak tomatoes in milk. Mix cornmeal and flour. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. In a large saute pan over medium-high heat add butter. Dredge tomatoes in a cornmeal until completely covered. Carefully place tomatoes in a saute pan and fry for 2 minutes on each side. Drain on a paper towel; season with fresh cracked pepper.
  2. For the Sweet Corn Spoonbread: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bring to a boil one-cup of milk; add corn and cornmeal, stirring constantly, and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the fire and beat in butter, sugar, salt, and the remaining milk. The cold milk should cool the mixture. Beat egg yolks. In a separate bowl, beat whites until stiff, then fold the stiffly beaten whites into egg yolks. Add to cooled milk mixture. Pour the mixture into a buttered dish and bake for 30 minutes.
  3. For the Smothered Shrimp: In a medium saute pan over high heat add butter and saute the shrimp. When the shrimp are slightly pink, add the onions and garlic and saute until translucent. Dust with flour and stir well incorporated to a paste. Add chicken stock 1 cup at a time working, with a wooden spoon. When gravy is formed, season with salt and pepper, and finish with chopped parsley.
  4. For the Poached Eggs: Bring water to a boil; add vinegar and salt. Crack 2 eggs and poach for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon.
  5. To Assemble: In a soup bowl, scoop a small amount of spoonbread into the center. Top with poached eggs and garnish with shrimp and chopped parsley.

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