Posts Tagged ‘corn’

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Hot Corn Dip

February 5, 2012

Love corn? This is an exceptional dip, and different from most of the conventional dips served at parties or “game” days. Need something last minute for Super Bowl Sunday? Short on time? You probably have most of these ingredients on hand..and even if you need to make a quick trip to the store,this can be made in under an hour,including prep! On that note..Goooo Patriots!

  • 2 cans plain or fiesta corn (11oz.,drained)
  • 2 cans chopped green chiles,(7 oz.,drained)
  • 2 T. chopped pickled jalapeno
  • 1 small red pepper,diced finely
  • 2 C. Monteray Jack cheese
  • 2/3 C. grated Parmesean (I use fresh- it does make a difference)
  • 1 C. mayonaise ( I use the Hellman’s Olive Oil)
  • red pepper flakes (optional)

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.( I halved this recipe so you are seeing smaller quantities)

Pre- heat oven to 350 degrees. If making whole recipe pour into a sprayed 9×13 (or equivalent) baking dish.I made mine in a deep pie dish.

Bake until hot and bubbly.30  minutes for half recipe (or a little longer if the pan is deep).45 minutes for whole recipe.

Serve with a sturdy chip,or crackers.This was gone in 15 minutes….Score!!

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Adaptable Corn Chowder

November 4, 2010

I make a great corn and potato soup that takes at least 4 hours in the crockpot- in addition to peeling,chopping and all the other prep that goes with it – it’s a very tasty labor of love that’s a pain in the … to make.My daughter asked for some one day and I was just not in the mood,nor did I have the time to go through the “process”. So I came up with this cheater’s version. Ready in an hour and like most soups, sauces and stews even better the next day- if there is any left! (I rarely use the microwave  for cooking.However this and a few other recipes will not burn or require  the stirring  that it does on the stove when made in the mic.)Ingredient friendly- you can add chicken or clams to make a non vegetarian version.

  • 2 cans potatoes,drained and rinsed

  • 2 cans cream of corn

  • 1 C. vegetable broth

  • 2 small cans evaporated milk(you can use regular milk- evap. will make it thicker)

  • dill (I use at least 2 T. dried-if you don’t like dill- basil works)

  • 1/2 t. cayenne (optional)

    shredded Monteray Jack or Cheddar cheese to top

  • Variation”

  • 2 small sweet potatoes, peeled ,steamed in microwave whole for 3 minutes and then diced (optional)

  • another 1/2 C. broth or water if you add sweet potatoes

Mix ingredients together in a microwave 3 qt. sauce pan,except cheese. My version contains the sweet potatoes,so add them  now too if you are using them.Microwave on medium high for 10 minutes.Stir.Then microwave on medium 45 minutes.Take about 2/3 of it and puree in the blender or processor.Take out less if you like it chunkier.Add cubed cooked chicken, or clams at this point if unlike my house- you are not accomodating a vegetarian!Top with shredded cheese and serve.