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Southwestern Cornbread Dressing Cakes

Yield 20 patties

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Cornbread, crumbled
  • 1 cup soft white breadcrumbs
  • 4 ears fresh corn
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 medium-size sweet onions, diced
  • 2 (4.5-ounce) cans chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Garnish: fresh cilantro sprigs

How to Make It

  1. Combine crumbled cornbread and breadcrumbs in a large bowl, and set aside.

  2. Cut corn kernels from cob.

  3. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add diced onion, and sauté for 5 minutes or until tender. Add corn, and sauté 5 minutes.

  4. Stir together onion mixture, cornbread mixture, green chiles, next 5 ingredients, and if desired, red pepper. Shape mixture into 20 (3-inch) patties. Chill, if desired.

  5. Cook one-third of patties in 1 1/2 tablespoons hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until patties are golden brown, turning gently once. Repeat procedure twice with remaining patties and oil. Serve immediately, or remove to a wire rack to cool. Cover and chill 8 hours, if desired. To reheat, bake in a single layer on a baking sheet at 400° for 8 to 10 minutes. Garnish, if desired.