The Whos down in Whoville were big fans of Who-hash and roast beast at Christmas, but to be honest, Who-hash is good almost anytime of year.
As nicely as it complements roast beast, it’s quite good with turkey, ham, prime rib and green eggs, so it is, therefore, good at Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter or any other family gathering. With as much fat contained therein, it’s definitely best when you are serving lots of guests or you risk cardiac arrest if you were to eat the whole batch alone. Tomorrow’s Thanksgiving batch is already mixed up and awaiting baking tomorrow morning.
Who-hash is a fictional creation from the mind of Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss). I hate to break it to you Google seekers, but it does not actually exist, and Dr. Seuss did not leave behind the super-secret recipe. The Whos down in Whoville aren’t talking either.
But if you want a reasonable facsimile, this delicious corn pudding first brought to a family gathering by my cousin came to be known as Who-hash in our family when it was named by the man to whom I used to be married. The dish continues to taste delicious (even though he’s no longer enjoying it with us), and the name has stuck. No one minds referring to it as Who-hash except my new husband, who insists it’s scalloped corn (just as he insists “hot dish” is “casserole”; he’s from Illinois, so go figure).
- 1 stick butter, melted
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 can creamed corn
- 1 can corn kernels, undrained
- 1 package corn muffin mix (preferably Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix)
Combine all ingredients in a greased casserole dish (square, oval, circular — whatever works), and bake about an hour at 350 degrees. It’s kind of like a cake — stick a knife in the middle to make sure it’s progressed from soupy to firmish. Serves two to 12, depending on how hungry you are and how much you believe Christmas comes without trimming and bows.
By the way, my ex-husband demands 25 cents every time corn pudding is referred to as Who-hash, so please send your quarter in care of the Grinch in a cave on Mount Crumpit, just north of Whoville.