Leggett Corn


Leggetts in the late 1800’s

The Leggett family tree goes back to pre-Constitution days. Later on, sometime in the mid-1800’s, my Great Grandpa bought some land in Central Illinois and became a farmer. Leggetts are still there, growing and eating a lot of really great corn.

Many generation spanning family recipes are intuitive and this is no exception. This means there are no exact measurements for the milk and crackers for the modern version of this Thanksgiving tradition, just a description of the desired texture – a thick pudding. Additional salt beyond that which is on the crackers is not required unless you ordinarily salt all of your food.

The following is a modern Leggett variation of the recipe and includes canned corn. The original began “send a young ‘un out to the field to pick several ears of sweet corn…..” Read More