Jalapeño Chili Corn Cream Cheese Puffs

Jalapeño-Chili-Corn Cream Cheese Puffs


Ingredients

  • 4 ears of corn,  removed from husk

  • 4 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 cans (114 mL) green chilis 

  • 1 white onion, finely diced

  • 2 red bell peppers, finely diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 jalapeños, seeds removed & finely diced

  • 1 stick cream cheese

  • 0.5 cup mayonnaise 

  • 0.5 cup sour cream

  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobe sauce, finely diced

  • 2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese

  • salt and pepper

  • 2 boxes frozen puff pastry 

  • green onion, finely diced, for garnish

Directions

  1. Set oven to 350 F.  First up: roasting that corn. Remove the corn from the husk with a chef's knife. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in cast iron pan over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add corn to pan. Season with salt and pepper. 

  2. When corn has browned, 15-20 minutes, add 2 cans of green chilis. Cook additional 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and set corn-chili mixture aside

  3. In same cast iron pan, heat remaining 2 tbsp olive oil. When shimmering, add onion, garlic, red pepper, jalapeños to pan. Season with salt and pepper.  Cook until caramelized, 10-15 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside. 

  4. In large bowl, whisk together cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise and chipotle pepper until smooth. 

  5. Add (cooled) corn-child mixture and vegetables to bowl, stirring to combine.

  6. Add monterey jack cheese, green onion and stir. Place in oven-proof baking dish and bake at 350 F for one hour. 

  7. Remove chili-cheese-corn dip from oven and allow to cool. Set oven to 450 F. 

  8. Decide what pastry variation you prefer (be creative, I've done a braided loaf, mini-cups and square pastries). Bake in 450 degree oven.  Time will depend on shape chosen.

  9. When pastry is set, add chili-cheese-corn dip. Garnish with green onion. 

  10. Enjoy a damn tasty treat! 


Chili Corn Cheese Puffs Recipe

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Chili Corn Cheese Puffs Recipe
Chili Corn Cheese Puffs Recipe