Preparation info

  • Serves


    as a side dish
    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Canon of Vegetables

A Canon of Vegetables

By Raymond Sokolov

Published 2007

  • About

Here is a real Native American dish. Narragansett Indians legendarily taught settlers to mix corn and beans, a dish they called msickquatash (boiled corn kernels). It quickly passed into the mainstream American menu and then into folklore. Now best known from Daffy Duck’s exasperated outcry, “Sufferin’ Succotash, ” this is a drastically underrated heirloom, when the ingredients are treated with respect.