Maque Choux

Maque Choux Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Melanie Clark
This Louisiana favorite (pronounced "mock shoe") is delicious on its own or topped with barbecued pork.


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes


1 medium-size sweet onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 jalapeño pepper, minced
2 tablespoons canola oil
4 cups fresh corn kernels (about 8 ears)
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 teaspoons Creole seasoning


1. Sauté onion, bell pepper, garlic, and jalapeño pepper in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until tender. Stir in corn, tomatoes, and seasoning; reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Recipe inspired by Susan E. Dollar, Natchitoches, Louisiana,

August 2009
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