Monday, August 25, 2008

Hot Corn Dip

Recipe name: Hot corn dip
Source: Closet Cooking
Cookbook date: August 18
Servings: 4

1 tablespoon butter
2 cups corn kernels (from 2 ears corn)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup yellow onion (chopped)
1/4 cup red bell pepper (chopped)
1/4 cup chopped green onions (green and white parts)
1 jalapeño (chopped)
2 teaspoons garlic (chopped)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 handful Monterey jack (grated)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 handful sharp cheddar (grated)

1. Melt the butter in a pan.
2. Add the corn, season with salt and pepper and saute until the corn starts to turn golden brown, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
3. Melt the butter in a pan.
4. Add the onion, and pepper and saute until the onions are soft, about 2 minutes.
5. Add the green onions, jalapeño and garlic and saute until softened, about 2 minutes.
6. Mix the corn, onions, peppers, mayonnaise, Monterey jack and cayenne in a bowl.
7. Pour the mixture into an 8x8 inch baking pan and top with the cheddar cheese.
8. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until bubbling and golden brown on top, about 10-20 minutes.

Please check out the blog Closet Cooking, where I snagged this recipe. Also, check out his fabulous picture of the dish. It was excellent! This appetizer is not for you if you aren't a fan of the mayo, because I thought that flavor came out rather strong. We served this to company last night and I think they enjoyed it. It is very colorful and therefore, a lovely thing to serve to company. I agree with Kevin that this could also serve as the main dish if you are feeling a little too tired to cook several things for a meal.

I'm so sorry that I'm doing such a bad job of loading pictures. I can't find the cord that connects the camera to the computer at the moment, which is very very bad. Wish me luck in finding it soon!


Jenny said...

Sounds so good! I need a good dip recipe!

Kevin said...

Glad you enjoyed it! I am going to have to make it again soon.