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These are great snacks for children, but I also like to eat them with a nice glass of wine! You can add all sorts of flavourings to the corn mixture - cooked fish, pork or even tuna all work well.
Servings 4
Calories 835 kcal
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins

Ingredients
 

  • 15 g butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 125 ml milk
  • 2 large sweetcorns, as fresh as possible
  • a dash Worcestershire sauce
  • dash Tabasco sauce
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 6 slices bread
  • 2 slices cooked chicken, cut into small dice
  • 6 slices Gruyere cheese
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Melt the butter in a pan, add the onion and cook slowly for a few minutes.
  • Add the flour and mix well, then stir in the milk and bring back to the boil, stirring, to make a thick sauce.
  • Simmer for 1 minute but do not allow it to catch and burn.
  • Cut off the Sweetcorn from the husk by cutting the corn in half, then shaving down each side with a sharp knife.
  • Add the corn to the sauce and the Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces, season well and cook for a further minute.
  • Remove from the heat and cool for 10 minutes.
  • Add the egg yolk and beat well, and allow to cool completely.
  • Cover well with cling film, then chill.
  • Preheat the grill and toast the bread on one side.
  • Add the chicken to the cooled sauce, then spread over the uncooked side of the bread.
  • Top with a slice of Gruyere cheese and put back under the grill until bubbling and browned.
  • Cut into triangles and serve.
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Nutrition Facts
Hot Sweetcorn Croutes
Amount per Serving
Calories
835
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
41
g
63
%
Saturated Fat
 
22
g
138
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
210
mg
70
%
Sodium
 
827
mg
36
%
Potassium
 
770
mg
22
%
Carbohydrates
 
78
g
26
%
Fiber
 
7
g
29
%
Sugar
 
19
g
21
%
Protein
 
43
g
86
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course Cheese, Nibbles, Quick Food, Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine British, Spring, Summer
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