Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Spicy Corn Bread

I have been craving corn bread for some time and decided tonight was the night. Continuing with the Mexican theme Alex and I started this week, I shook up the corn bread with some cheese, onions and jalapeno. WHOOHOOO!!!!!!

This was the side dish to my ultimate, FANTASTIC, Mexican, main course. But the main course is a SECRET...until tomorrow. It is killing me not to tell you what our main course was tonight...but, I have to hold you in suspense! Your mouth should be watering now...In the meantime, you're going to have to settle with my spicy corn bread. :)
The best part about this corn bread is it is easy as all get out to make even better! I followed the directions on the side of the Quaker Corn Meal box:

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Quaker Corn Meal
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 cup skim milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 egg whites or 1 egg beaten
I and added 3/4 cup of cheddar cheese, half a jalapeno...which I later realized was a MONSTER sized serrano - HOLY SPICINESS!!!!- and three green onions chopped. Mix it all up and follow the directions on the side of the cornmeal box. Heat oven to 400 F. Grease 8 or 9 inch pan. Combine dry ingredients. Stir in milk, oil and egg, mixing just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown and wooden pick inserted comes out clean. Serve warm. 9 Servings.Now, note that the recipe on the side of the Quaker Corn Meal box says '9 Servings'. Now look at what Alex did before I could stop him. When I asked him why he cut it into such small pieces he said he likes them small because they taste yummier that way. I beg to differ...I think they taste better when they are HUGE Texas sized pieces...but I guess I will have to continue to crave a big bite into a BIG piece of corn bread.
This was how he served them up on our plates. :)

11 comments:

Meg said...

You are amazing! Lovely spicy cornbread! Great side for chili!

Megan said...

My Hubby would love that cornbread!!! I cant wait to see what your cookin up tomorrow. Ooh, the suspence is killing me! :)

rubybean77 said...

The suspense it killing me too...I'll tell you this...it isn't chili. :)

Pam said...

Thank you! I am making chili this week and I've been looking for a great corn bread recipe - I just found it!

Charlie Hills said...

For some reason, Inever could get into corn bread. But then I have been known to eat hush puppies at Long John Silvers... Hmmm....

Tronner said...

awesome. I generally dislike cornbread, but this looks so very very good.

Joie de vivre said...

I love the name of your blog, so cute! This recipe looks awesome. Just last week I made a cornbread from a $0.69 cent bag of mix I bought randomly from WalMart. My husband was so excited that I made cornbread (it's been about a year) that I actually felt a little guilty! Your recipe looks like one he would LOVE! I'll let you know how he likes it when I make it. Thanks!

Lori said...

Love the additions you made! I like spicy cornbread. Looks great!

Nate-n-Annie said...

Mmm, nice! I like the addition of jalapenos in this.

rubybean77 said...

Thanks for all the nice comments. You should definitely try this recipe out if you don't like corn bread. The additions make bland corn bread, FAB corn bread. It's almost a meal! :)

Thanks for reading. I dig the comments.

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm that cornbread looks good. Love the addition of the green onion, cheese and pepper. Too bad it was too spicy! That's funny that Alex thinks small pieces are yummier. =) Maybe because it seems like there are more.