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Jimmy Dean Three Pepper Sausage Corn Cakes

Yield 36 cakes

Ingredients

  • 1 package Regular Flavor Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup melted butter, divided
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 1/2 cups white or yellow self-rising cornmeal mix
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro (optional)
  • 3/4 cup sour cream (optional)
  • Thai sweet chili sauce or salsa (optional)

How to Make It

  1. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink. Remove from heat, stir in frozen corn; set aside to cool. In a large mixing bowl, combine beaten eggs, 6 tablespoons of the melted butter, water, black pepper, red pepper, jalapeno pepper, green onion and optional cilantro; stir well. Stir in sausage-corn mixture; add cornmeal mix and stir well. Spray or lightly oil a large skillet or griddle with vegetable oil. Add 2 to 3 teaspoons of remaining butter and heat skillet to medium. Griddle is ready when small drops of water sizzle and disappear almost immediately. For each corn cake, spoon 1 rounded tablespoon of batter onto skillet. Cakes may be flattened slightly or left about 3/4- to 1-inch thick. Cook 2 1/2 to 3 minutes on first side; turn and cook 2 minutes more, or until golden brown on both sides. Use remaining butter as needed to grease skillet. Serve warm; garnish each cake with 1 teaspoon sour cream and chili sauce or salsa if desired.