Jalapeño Popper Corn Cakes

Our summer seems to be lingering on, 
which is really good for our produce.

My garden is still pumping out jalapeños and I'm trying my best to use them all.
I am not complaining, 
I am just trying really hard not to let these little jewels go to waste.
The best part is, though, is that I will have jalapeños throughout the winter.

I've made candied jalapeños, jalapeño pepper jelly, pickled jalapeños, jalapeño poppers, and roasted jalapeños to make chipolte peppers in adobo, just to name a few (hopefully I will share the other recipes soon).

Now, back to the recipe.
The husband brought home some delicious sweet corn at the store the other day.
I didn't really want to make grilled corn, 
so I thought about corn cakes.

I needed a tailgating recipe and jalapeño poppers came to mind,
so I just combined the two and this recipe came to be.
Topped with my spicy ranch dip,
I had a definite winner.

Jalapeño Popper Corn Cakes with Spicy Ranch Dip
2 jalapeño peppers, seeds removed and minced
4 ears corn, kernels cut (about 2 cups)
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
3 green onions, minced
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon cumin
zest and juice of 1 lime

2 tablespoons canola oil for frying

for the Spicy Ranch Dip:

1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream or buttermilk
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dill
1 teaspoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
6-8 dashes of tabasco sauce

Whisk all of the ingredients together and store in a sealed container for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.

In a large bowl, combine the peppers, corn, cheeses, bacon, onions, flour, egg, spices, and lime juice and zest.  Mix well.  Heat the oil in a heavy duty pan over medium heat.  Use approximately 1/4 cup of mixture to make cakes and fry until golden brown.  About 3-4 minutes each side.  

(Watch out--some of the corn may pop out of the pan while cooking--my dogs loved this!!)

Top with spicy ranch dip and serve warm.

I've got to share this.

Our oldest daughter and son-in-law have a cat named Kittle and they are overly obsessed with her.
This is a picture that they sent us Sunday afternoon.

GEAUX Saints!!!


1 comment :

  1. Okay, well your photos are not helping my whining about not having a stove or oven yet. I REALLY want to make the candied jalapenos!


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