Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Cheesy Jalapeno Skillet Corn Bread

Cheesy Jalapeno Skillet Corn Bread
(8 servings)


2 tbsp.  Unsalted Butter
4 tbsp. Canola Oil
1½ cups Red Onion, small dice
½ cup Fresh Poblano Chile Pepper, seeded & small dice
½ cup Fresh Anaheim Chile Pepper, seeded & small dice
½ cup Fresh Red Jalapeno Chile Pepper, seeded & small dice (use green if needed)
1 tbsp. & 2 tsp. Seasoning Mix (see note for recipe)
¾ cup Corn Flour
1¼ cup All-Purpose Flour
¾ cup Sugar
½ cup Cornmeal
1 tbsp. & 2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 large Fresh Egg, beaten
1½ cups Milk
5 tbsp. Unsalted Butter, melted & cooled to room temperature
1 cup Cheddar Cheese, grated & divided
1 cup Monterey Jack Cheese, grated & divided


Make seasoning mixture first and set aside.  In a 12 inch cast-iron skillet over high heat, combine butter with 2 tbsp. of oil.  As soon as butter has melted add onions, all the chile peppers and 1 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. of seasoning mix.  Stir well and occasionally while it cooks until beginning to brown (6-8 minutes).  Remove from heat and set aside to cool to room temperature.  While vegetables are cooling, mix corn flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, cornmeal, baking powder and remaining seasoning mix in a large bowl.  Add the egg, milk, melted butter and a half cup of each cheese mixing until just combined.  Pour remaining oil into skillet making sure oil covers all the bottom.  Lift and tilt if needed to coat skillet bottom.  Heat oil to just starting to smoke (4-5 minutes).  Add the batter to the skillet (should sizzle right away).  Remove skillet from heat and sprinkle evenly with remaining grated cheeses.  Place in a pre-heated 350 oven for about 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in middle of corn bread comes out clean.  Remove to a wire rack to cool 10 minutes before serving.

Note:               Seasoning Mix Recipe: 2¼ tsp. salt, 1¼ tsp. ground dried New Mexico chili peppers, 1 tsp. Onion Powder, 1 tsp. Paprika, 1 tsp. ground dried chipotle chile peppers, ¾ tsp. ground cumin and ¾ tsp. garlic powder.  Mix in a small bowl.  Makes enough for this recipe.

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