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      RECIPE TITLE "Cajun Maque Choux"
    recipe excerpted from The Best of New Orleans. Copyright © by Brooke Dojny. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.

    yields serves 4 time---difficultyeasy

    One reason this sweet corn dish tastes so good is the distinctive flavor that bacon drippings add to the sautéed vegetables, but using vegetable oil or butter instead will also produce good results. Cajun Maque Choux makes a wonderful accompaniment to fried or roast chicken.

      RECIPE INGREDIENTS

    3 tablespoons bacon drippings
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1 small green bell pepper, seeded & chopped
    2 cups fresh or frozen sweet corn kernels thawed if frozen
    2 medium ripe tomatoes, seeded & chopped 1 teaspoon sugar Salt & black pepper

      RECIPE METHOD

    In a medium-size skillet, heat the bacon drippings over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are very soft. Add the corn, tomatoes, and sugar, and season to taste with salt and black pepper. (Use salt carefully because the bacon drippings may be salty.) Cook, covered, over low heat for about 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are heated through.

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