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Creamed corn and cheddar toasties with pickled onions

Australian Gourmet Traveller sandwich recipe for creamed corn and cheddar toasties with pickled onions.

By Alice Storey & Emma Knowles
  • Serves 6
  • 20 mins preparation
  • 1 hr 50 mins cooking plus cooling
Creamed corn and cheddar toasties with pickled onions
Creamed corn and cheddar toasties with pickled onions


  • 12 thick slices rye bread
  • 24 thin slices vintage cheddar
Creamed corn
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 20 gm butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • ½ garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 4 corn cobs, kernels removed
  • 250 ml (1 cup) pouring cream
  • 3 thyme sprigs


  • 1
    For creamed corn, heat oil and butter in a saucepan until butter foams, add onion and garlic, stir occasionally until golden (6-8 minutes). Add corn kernels, cream, thyme and 500ml water, season to taste, bring to the boil, reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer until corn is very tender (1¼-1½ hours). Process in a food processor to a coarse purée, return to pan, stir occasionally until thick (4-5 minutes). Stir in lemon rind, season to taste, set aside.
  • 2
    Heat a sandwich press to medium-high heat (see note). Spread bread slices with butter, then turn half the slices butter-side down. Spread thickly with creamed corn, top with cheese slices, season to taste then sandwich with remaining bread slices, butter-side up. Toast in sandwich press, in batches, until cheese melts and bread is golden (4-5 minutes), then serve hot with pickled onions.


If you don’t have a sandwich press, pan-fry sandwiches in a frying pan over medium-high heat, then warm through in a hot oven.
This recipe is from the August 2012 issue of
Drink Suggestion: Perfumed India pale ale. Drink suggestion by Max Allen

  • Author: Alice Storey & Emma Knowles