Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ring Tum Ditty

This is from the "And from my peers" section of Paula Deen's "The Lady and Sons, Too!" cookbook.  This is from Herb Traub and the Pirates' House.

According to the recipe it serves 4 "Hogolettos" or 6 normal people.  It freezes well for another time if you're not feeding a lot of people.

12 ounces bacon, chopped
2 cups onion, chopped
Two 16 ounce cans whole tomatoes, juice reserved
One 16 ounce can whole kernel corn
Dried basil
Salt and Pepper
3 cups (3/4 pound) grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese
4-6 baking potatoes, baked

Saute' the bacon and onions in a heavy pot until the bacon is crisp and the onion is translucent.  Drain off the fat.  Drain the tomato juice into the pot, squish the tomatoes through your fingers into the pot.  Add the corn, and basil, salt and pepper to taste, and simmer the mixture for 10-15 minutes or until desired thickness.  Add the cheese and stir until melted.  Spoon the Ring Tum Ditty over the halved potatoes and wait for the compliments.