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Maque Choux (Cajun Smothered Corn)

Maque Choux (Cajun Smothered Corn)

This is a favorite Cajun dish.


  • 1 cup yellow corn
  • 2 cups Rotel tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped pimento
  • garlic powder
  • 1cup white corn
  • 1/4 cup Wesson oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • salt
  • pinch of sugar


  1. Use fresh corn when possible. Canned or frozen may be subsituted.
  2. Sauté chopped onions and celery in oil until wilted.
  3. Add tomatoes and pimento. Cook 20 minutes.
  4. Add corn and season well. Continue cooking until corn becomes tender.
Serves 6

Recipe courtesy of Catherine McCoy Edwards and "The Best of South Louisiana Cooking."



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