Monday, November 23, 2009

Corn Bundles

Sorry there are no pictures - YET!!!  Last Thanksgiving was the first Thanksgiving I had my blog and we celebrated in New Orleans.  This year we are unable to go because my husband has to work.  I found these in my tried and true file and haven't made them in ages, but they are perfect to Thanksgiving.  I will post pictures...this is just so worth posting even without the pictures!

This year the homegirlz will be happier than Pilgrims when they are tearing into their oven-crispy corn bundles. Easy to make and even easier to serve, this side dish will satisfy even the most finicky child at the table. In fact, you’ll probably have to make a second batch the day after Thanksgiving once they tell their friends just how good they really are.

2 cans whole kernel corn (15-1/4 ounce size)
1/3 cup finely chopped green onion tops
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup pre-cooked cocktail shrimp (200-300 count size)
24 wonton wrappers


First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees and generously spray two large muffin tins with Pam.

Then in a medium mixing bowl stir together the corn, green onions, mayonnaise, crumbled bacon, salt, shredded mozzarella, and the tiny shrimp.

Using a pair of kitchen scissors and trim off individual corners of the wonton wrappers. When they’ve all been trimmed, push the wrappers down into the wells of the tins, thereby forming serving cups

Spoon about a tablespoon of the mixture into each wonton cup. Then fold over the edges of the wrappers and pinch them together, creating a loose bundle (or small sack).

Lightly brush the finished bundles with melted butter to achieve a golden brown and crunchy wrapper.

All that’s left is to bake the wrappers—uncovered—in the oven for about 12 minutes or until the bundles become puffed and browned. They are absolutely at their best when they’re served hot.





37 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

Those are so cute! What a great idea!

Cheryl said...

They sure sound yummy where are the photos!!!!

Fresh Local and Best said...

This sounds very interesting! I've always liked the smoky flavors of bacon combined with corn and shrimp. Great idea to use wonton wrappers in a muffin pan!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Those sound good. I make the wonton cups with sausage and cheese. I've told to bring them to events even if we're not coming.

Chef E said...

I came over because corn bundles sounded so cute, but where are they? You tease us...

Mary said...

What a fantastic idea! I can't wait to give these a try.

Marjie said...

Funny how we come to expect certain things on certain holidays. These sound wonderful.

The Diva on a Diet said...

Katherine, these corn bundles sound amazing - and they'd be really nice as an appetizer as well. Perfect for the upcoming party season as well as this week's holiday.

Happy Cooking and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute Katherine--and perfect for Thanksgiving. Sorry you can't get to Nawlins this year!!!!! Maybe later, huh???

Have a great day/week.
Hugs,
Betsy

A Year on the Grill said...

if there are no pictures, it didn;t happen (that's what they say in the BBQ/Smoker's world... They sound really good (shrimp and corn and bacon!!!) Hope you can do a follow up piece so i know what mine should be looking like when I try these!

Maria said...

I love the name!

gigi said...

Now those sound amazing!!
Sorry you can't go home this Thanksgiving. I know you will miss it and I'm sure they will miss yoiu and your family as well.

Juliana said...

Oh! I can picture your corn bundles...must taste so yummie...corn and shrimp...and most important, not fried :-)

Marguerite said...

These look divine, cher! You know me and anything with shrimp! I will definitely give these a try during the holidays. Have a Happy Thanksgiving !

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

These sound absolutely delicious! What a great appetizer these make!

Chris said...

Dudette*.....that sounds like the most awesome appetizer ever! Pictures or not, we'll be trying that.

*honorary title

Jane In The Jungle said...

Oh man, how can you go wrong with corn, shrimp and bacon!!
Can't wait to try them!

Have an awesome Tennessee Thanksgiving friend!

Donna-FFW said...

I cant wait to see what they look like.. they sound wonderful!

tamilyn said...

They sound like a party waiting to happen Katherine!

Cairo Typ0 said...

Great appetizer idea! :)

Lea Ann said...

I think these sounds absolutely delicious!!!!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

They sound really tasty - have a wonderful holiday. Home is where the heart is! xoxox

Lucy said...

Ooooh Katherine these corn bundles sound terrific!! Have a wonderful & Happy Thanksgiving <3

teresa said...

i really like the looks of these, delicious!

Nat said...

Sounds Terrific Katherine, hope you will post pictures too :) ...

MaryBeth said...

What a cool idea, they sound great. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving day!!!

Bridgett said...

Sounds great! A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

buffalodick said...

Have a great Thanksgiving, Katherine!

Debbie said...

They sound delicious Katherine. Have a great holiday!

Fresh Local and Best said...

Just popping in to wish you a great Thanksgiving!

Lucy said...

Wishing you and your family a wonderful "HAPPY THANKSGIVING"!!!

((((((((HUGS)))))))

Julie said...

Mmm...bacon and cheese. I'm in!
Hope you have a great Thanksgiving :)

Claudia said...

I don't need a photo to know how tasty they are - just seeing the ingredients makes my mouth water. I, too didn't have a blog on Thanksgiving last year (it was a private thing of memories for the famnily). It's been a year of discovery with all of you. Happy Thanksgiving!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

These corn bundles sound delicious Katherine. No wonder your girls love them.

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Sam

Sophie said...

MMMMMM,....these corn bundles sound so good to me!!

MMMM,...all the way!! I wish you and your Family a happy Thanks Giving!!

pigpigscorner said...

This sounds neat! happy thanksgiving!

Katy ~ said...

Oh my goodness, these sound GOOD and cute!