Maque Choux

Corn-based side dish



Prep time

10 minutes

Cook time

15 minutes

This hash based around sweetcorn is a staple of cajun cooking. Maque Choux works well as both a side or a lunch time bite.



bell pepper, core removed and deseeded, diced


vine tomato, core removed, quartered

4 cloves of garlic, crushed
brown onion, diced 
400g sweet corn (drained weight)
2 tbsps jalapeños
1 celery stick, chopped
200g bacon lardons
200ml chicken stock
coriander, handful
2 tbsps cajun seasoning 
3 tbsps sour cream
2 tbsps vegetable oil
salt and pepper, to taste


1. Begin by heating a pan over a medium heat with the vegetable oil.

2. Fry the bacon until it begins to go crispy and brown.

3. Add the onions and celery, and cook until soft.

4. Add the garlic, pepper and tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.

5. Add the stock sweetcorn, jalapeños and cajun seasoning. Cook until the stock has evaporated.

6. Mix in the sour cream and coriander then serve.

Chef’s tips

Try adding other other herbs and spices to mix up the flavour.


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