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so easy and delicious; unlike anything you've had before. once again, i halfed the recipe and used my family as guinea pigs. the result? NO LEFT OVER! (recipe from Emeril)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 1⁄2 cups fresh corn kernels or 3 1⁄2 cups frozen corn kernels
- salt and pepper
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 cups monterey jack cheese
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne
- crispy tortilla chips
- Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the corn, salt, and pepper.
- Cook, stirring occasionally, until the kernels turn deep golden brown, about 5 minutes.
- (The corn will make a popping sound as it cooks.) Pour the corn into a mixing bowl.
- Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter in the skillet.
- Add the onions and bell peppers and cook, stirring often, until the onions are wilted, about 2 minutes.
- Add the jalapino, and garlic and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened.
- Pour the mixture into the bowl with the corn and let cool.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Add the mayonnaise, 1 cup of the grated cheese, and the cayenne to the corn mixture and mix well.
- Pour into an 8-inch square baking dish and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
- Bake until bubbly and golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.
- Serve hot with the chips.
really great dip! the chopped veggies with the corn gave it a great texture, and wonderful flavor. the flavor of the peppers, onion, and jalapeno was a wonderful combination. not a traditional dip, but still very simple to throw together, with basic ingredients. i made this exactly as the recipe read, and it was way too much for 2 people, but BF loved it, so i'm sure the leftovers won't be around too long!
Hubby would have given this 5 stars, but I hung back a bit. He loves fried corn, and I don't find it as enticing...which definately accounts for our difference of opinion on this recipe. I used frozen corn, halved the recipe and served with Fritos. It was a different kind of dip. The recipe was very easy to prepare and a change of pace from our usual dips.