A few months ago I picked up a book called Eating on the Wildside by Jo Robinson. Based on 10 years of research, the author covers the best ways to consume fruits and vegetables. One of the points she makes about corn is that white and yellow are bred for sweetness but aren’t as nutritious as blue. Blue corn for example contains “20% more protein and has a lower glycemic index than white corn.” Source: Wikipedia
After reading about it I decided to make a Christmas stocking stuffer for my girlfriend. (Its become traditional for me to get her something gluten/vegan friendly). Sourcing it from the interwebz I found it for incredibly cheap, just $3.29 for 2 lbs (not including shipping and handling). The first thing we wanted to make naturally, was cornbread.
I found a perfect recipe on a site called Rural Spin. We followed the recipe closely though to make it vegan we substituted coconut milk and switched eggs with flax meal. The 1st attempt on my birthday cooked nicely and was an interesting shade of blue. It tasted great with the other soul food items we were having.
To make our supply last a bit longer we made our second attempt using a combination of blue and yellow. The end result was delicious and resulted in a blue-ish green. The flavor is similar to regular cornbread but knowing it’s even healthier makes it a touch sweeter.
A perfect accompaniment to the cornbread is honey butter. When living down south I encountered it at an all you can eat buffet. The waitress told us that for the unlimited rolls they had butter and hon-ey butt-er. She said the latter in a sing-song way which immediately made it the right choice. It’s just equal parts honey and butter mixed together with a pinch of salt.
What are your favorite blue corn recipes?