The Superbowl is almost here. Do you know what you want to eat with your friends and family? This year, I wanted to tackle (oh yes – pun intended 🙂 ) one of my favorite comforting appetizers: Hot Corn Dip.
Now, my version is not burn-your-mouth-for-the-next-hour hot, but it is warm, gooey, and has a nice zing. If you are looking for an over the top spicy dip, just skip deseeding the jalapeño or increase the cayenne and red pepper flakes. On the other hand, if you’re not a fan of the heat, just scale back on all three.
A couple quick tips on how to handle jalapeños:
- Choose a spicier or milder jalapeño in the store by smelling it (a tickle in your throat means its a spicier one), and more stretch marks means that one’s spicier, most likely.
- Use gloves if you don’t want to worry about avoiding rubbing jalapeño oil into your eyes for the rest of the day.
- When you wash anything that came into contact with cut jalapeños (bowls, cutting boards, knives, hands) do NOT use hot water… Trust me, I learned the hard way that the jalapeño oil will evaporate and you can inhale it in the steam. Not a pleasant experience.
This is the perfect make-ahead appetizer… I even split mine into two small pans so that I could make some for dinner with the hubby, and refrigerate the rest for pictures the next day.
This is my first post using my handy dandy new tripod! I’m still getting the hang of it, as most of my pictures were a blurry mess because I was moving my hand too fast, but there were still a couple goodies in there to give you glimpse of this cheesy, gooey wonder. You can see some behind the scenes by following on my Instagram, Twitter or Facebook feeds.
Who is your favorite to win this year?