One of the most typically Cajun dishes is called maque choux, a name I have never heard explained. It is primarily a vegetable dish with corn as its principal ingredient.
16 ears fresh corn on the cob
1tablespooncorn, peanut, or vegetable oil
1cup finely chopped onion
1cup finely chopped sweet green peppers
1teaspoon Freshly ground pepper, preferably white
2cups cored, chopped, ripe tomatoes
Salt to taste, if desired
Cut the corn kernels from the cob using a sharp knife. Scrape the cobs to obtain the pulp. There should be about 8cups.
Heat 1tablespoon butter and the oil in a skillet and add the onion and green peppers. Cook, stirring, until wilted. Add the corn, ground pepper, cayenne, and thyme. Cook about 10 minutes, or until the corn starts to stick on the bottom.
Add the tomatoes, salt, cream, and sugar and stir. Cover and cook, stirring often, about 10 minutes. Stir in the remaining 3tablespoons butter and serve hot.