CLASSIC BAKED CORN PUDDING
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 cups milk (1 quart)
6 eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
24 ounces frozen corn, thawed, drained
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley or 2 tablespoon parsley flakes
3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 13-by-9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish or 3-quart casserole with cooking spray.
In 4-quart Dutch oven, melt 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until well blended. Stir in milk. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened. Gradually stir in eggs and cheese. Stir in corn and parsley. Pour into baking dish.
In small bowl, mix bread crumbs and 3 tablespoons melted butter; sprinkle over corn mixture.
Bake uncovered 55 to 65 minutes or until mixture is set and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Serves 16.