Maque Choux Recipe

Corn never had it so good in this Maque Choux Recipe.

Looking for a great traditional Louisiana vegetable dish. Try this corn recipe. For us Northerners, it is pronounced like mock shoe.

It is believed that this is a Cajun adaptation of a Native American dish.


  • 3 cups corn kernels (4-6 ears of fresh corn)
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup onion-diced
  • 1/4 cup celery-diced
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper-diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh tomatoes-diced
  • 1/4 cup diced parsley
  • 1/4 cup diced green onion
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • Salt, black red and white pepper to taste
  • Directions

    Saute butter and flour together. Add onions, celery, and bell pepper.

    Saute until the onions are transparent.

    Stir in tomatoes and corn, garlic, oregano, basil and simmer about 10 minutes.

    Adjust the salt and peppers to taste, add green onion and parsley,

    Serves up to 8 people.


    If using fresh corn, save the juice that is created when the corn is cut off the cob. Add to mixture while vegetables are simmering. This gives the dish a rich flavor.

    Tasso or bacon can be added as a seasoning meat.

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