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SOUTHERN SPICY HOT CORN DISH OR DIP

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Spicy Southern Hot Corn—by Jenn Laughlin, peasandcrayons (dot com)

 

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This sassy recipe has been part of our holiday meal tradition for years and doubles as a side dish AND a dip.  Can be prepped ahead and baked next day covered with foil.

 

 8 servings (approx.. 4 cups)

 

          3.5 cups corn (fresh, canned, or frozen)

          1/2 large red bell pepper diced  (or use canned Mexi-corn)

  • 2 fresh jalapeno peppers diced (seeds/veins removed)
  • 3-4 TBSP diced pickled jalapeno peppers plus extra to taste
  • 2.5 TBSP butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 tsp paprika (regular, not smoked)
  • 1 cup freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Optional 

  • hot sauce
  • extra cheese for topping
  • extra jalapeños for a fiery kick!
  • spicy green salsa 
  • cilantro or parsley for topping
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  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Thaw corn if using frozen.
  3. Chop all your veggies and set aside.
  4. For tender peppers, feel free to sauté your bell peppers and fresh jalapeño to soften.
  5. In a medium saucepan, combine butter and cream cheese.
  6. Heat burner to medium to melt, stirring often until smooth and creamy.
  7. Add your corn, bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, and pickled jalapeños.
  8. Season with paprika, salt, and pepper to taste.
  9. Stir in 1/2-3/4 cup of cheddar cheese and stir until fully melted.
  10. Pour into a casserole dish and top with remaining cheddar.
  11. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until hot and bubbly!
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Re: SOUTHERN SPICY HOT CORN DISH OR DIP

Wow.  With that much corn and peppers, someone is going to have a fiery sitdown.

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Re: SOUTHERN SPICY HOT CORN DISH OR DIP

@NameAlreadyTaken 

 

Not really, as long as the seeds and inner parts of the japapenos are removed. 

 

Plus, the cream cheese and cheddar cheese tend to ratchet down the fire. 

 

That's why the recipe suggests options at the end, if anyone wants it hotter.

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So, so, so, YUMMY! Thank you!

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@novamc wrote:

@NameAlreadyTaken 

 

Not really, as long as the seeds and inner parts of the japapenos are removed. 

 

Plus, the cream cheese and cheddar cheese tend to ratchet down the fire. 

 

That's why the recipe suggests options at the end, if anyone wants it hotter.


@novamc 

Thank you.  I was speaking about myself.  I have issues with eating corn.  I get the green-apple two-step with that and then the peppers, cream cheese and cheddar would make things move pretty quickly.  LOL.  Not everybody has the same issues as I.  It's something I would have made and savored a few years ago but lately -- NO!

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@NameAlreadyTaken 

 

Your post reminds me of another one that appeared after I  was new to the QVC forums and posted a recipe containing broccoli.

 

A poster emphatically replied that she "hated" broccoli. (My inner response was,,,Well okay, thanks for that very valuable information..)

 

It's too  bad  that  certain recipes offend certain people and upset  their taste buds or digestive systems.  

 

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