Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hot Corn Dip

 I am a corn lover.  I love cornbread, corn tortillas, and corn chips.  And I love canned corn.  I know, weird.  This warm corn dip is so good!  It would be perfect for an appetizer at a party or gathering.  Serve it warm with tortilla chips and you've got a delicious combo!

I know my picture is horrible.  Sorry.

Hot Corn Dip
Recipe from Emeril Lagasse
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 1/2 cups corn kernels (from 4 ears fresh white or yellow corn) or frozen corn
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onions
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions (green and white parts)
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 to 1 cup mayonnaise  (I only used 1/2 cup)
  • 4 ounces monterey jack or cheddar, shredded
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • Tortilla chips, for dipping
In a skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter with corn, salt and pepper.  Cook for about 5 minutes then transfer to a bowl.  In same skillet, add rest of butter and onion and bell peppers.  Cook until wilted then add garlic, jalapeno, and green onions.  Let all the vegetables soften  then add to the bowl of corn.  Mix in mayo, cayenne, and half of both cheeses.  Stir to combine then pour into an 8x8 baking dish.  Sprinkle with remaining cheese.  Bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes.

*Next time, I will substitute sour cream for the mayo.  It tasted great but I have mayo issues.

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