Cowboy Cornbread

Paula Todora

By
@ptodora

My Bella Sun Luci contest entry


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Serves:

8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
olive oil, divided
1/4 c
chopped mild yellow onion
1
anaheim chile, seeded and diced
1
clove garlic, peeled and minced
1/4 c
drained and chopped plus 8 julienned strips, drained well-bella sun luci sun dried julienne-cut tomatoes with herbs and extra virgin olive oil, reserving oil for batter
2
fresh corn on the cobs, corn removed (substitute ¾ cup frozen if not available)
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
black pepper
2 Tbsp
whole cumin seeds
2
eggs, slightly beaten
1 c
buttermilk
1 c
yellow cornmeal
3/4 c
all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp
sugar
1 c
shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prepare Skillet-
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Pour 1 Tablespoon of the olive oil into a 9-inch or 10-inch round cast iron skillet, swirling oil around to coat bottom and sides, brushing with a pastry brush if necessary. Set aside.
2
Cook Vegetables-
In a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat, add the other Tablespoon of olive oil and heat for 1 minute. Add the onion, Anaheim chile, garlic, ¼ cup drained and diced sun dried tomatoes with herbs and corn kernels. Cook, stirring, 5 minutes.
Add the salt, pepper and cumin seeds and continue to cook, stirring, an additional 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
3
Make Batter-
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk and ¼ cup reserved sundried tomato oil. Add the cooked vegetables and stir to combine. In a large bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, salt and sugar. Gradually add egg/vegetable mixture to dry mixture. Add cheese and gently stir mixture just until combined.
4
Bake-
Place prepared skillet into preheated oven for 5 minutes to heat oil. Pour cornbread mixture into heated skillet. Place remaining 8 sundried tomato Julienne strips on top in a spoke-like fashion. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean and top is golden. Cut into 8 slices and serve hot.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Southwestern