Corn Queso Fundido

Corn Queso Fundido

Corn Queso Fundido is one way to celebrate a holiday and I’m going to be honest and confess that every time I say Cinco de Mayo in my head, it’s in Jason Segal’s voice from I Love You, Man. Yes, that is not the first time I have mentioned this movie and no I do not relate to this bromance story, but that doesn’t stop me from loving it.

Cinco de Mayo (hi Jason) is an American celebration of Mexican heritage and pride which it rightly should celebrate as a nation due to so many States interlinking with Mexico so much that Mexican heritage dates back far beyond the creation of some American states. One family in New Mexico know their line to the land they reside on (this family lived across the road from the home I stayed at whilst in the Land of Enchantment) goes back 400 years which further proves the complicated relationship these two nations share land.

easy Corn Queso Fundido

Corn Queso Fundido recipe

To celebrate, this heritage it is time for a delicious recipe of one of Mexico’s most loved ingredients – corn. Mexicans are in fact the fourth largest consumers of corn, which comes as no surprise with the amount of recipes where this grain is contained.

Whether you love it or oppose it in your diet, corn is delicious and can brighten virtually any dish it’s added to and one of the best things about this dish is how easily it comes together because you use frozen corn.

Oh and side note, it seems that no matter how often I’ve cooked with jalapeno’s I forget the rule of ‘don’t touch your face after handling’. Yes, there were tears and a burning nose as a result of forgetting this rule. Luckily, the queso dip was so so worth that pain, I almost stuffed my face into the pan for the sheer deliciousness of this.

Corn Queso Fundido Notes

Due to the corn being frozen, the water will most likely freeze so you will need to clear your blender and stir the mixture through a few times to fully blend.

This serves 8 truly as a starter, so a small amount per person, if you want this to be a dip that feeds a crowd you should absolutely double!

More corn recipes you’ll enjoy

Zucchini and Corn Quiche

Corn Pesto Salad

Marens-Kornflexkökur – Icelandic Chocolate Cornflake Cookies

Corn Queso Fundido
Adapted from Food & Wine
Serves 8

Ingredients:
3 cups frozen corn
1/2 cup water
1 poblano (in doubt, use romano) pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
3 cups grated montery jack or chedder cheese
Chopped cilantro and sliced, seeded jalapeno to garnish
Corn chips to serve

Directions:
Place 1 1/2 cups frozen corn and water in a blender and blend until smooth. Press through a fine sieve, disposing of the pulp. Set the pureed corn aside and discard the corn juice.

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On medium-low heat place olive oil in a skillet, add in the remaining corn, onion and pepper. Cook, stirring until very lightly browned, approximately 10 minutes.

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Add in the minced garlic, stir through and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Add in the pureed corn and stir through. Stir the grated cheese through until melted.

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Lower the heat until low and cover with a lid, until the mixture is bubbling.

Garnish with the cilantro and jalapeno.

Serve with the corn chips.

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Corn Queso Fundido

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  • Author: Sylvie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 8 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Corn Queso Fundido has a sprinkling of vegetables and cheesy creamy corn making this dip surprisingly addictive.


Ingredients

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3 cups frozen corn
1/2 cup water
1 poblano (in doubt, use romano) pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
3 cups grated montery jack or chedder cheese
Chopped cilantro and sliced, seeded jalapeno to garnish
Corn chips to serve


Instructions

  • Place 1 1/2 cups frozen corn and water in a blender and blend until smooth. Press through a fine sieve, disposing of the pulp. Set the pureed corn aside and discard the corn liquid.
  • On medium-low heat place olive oil in a skillet, add in the remaining corn, onion and pepper. Cook, stirring until very lightly browned, approximately 10 minutes.
  • Add in the minced garlic, stir through and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  • Add in the pureed corn and stir through. Stir the grated cheese through until melted.
  • Lower the heat until low and cover with a lid, until the mixture is bubbling.
  • Garnish with the cilantro and jalapeno.
  • Serve with the corn chips.

Notes

Adapted from Food & Wine

 

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