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What to add to Trader's corn bread mix?

galka Jan 19, 2009 02:47 PM

I would like to make it more interesting, maybe spicy. I was thinking maybe cheese and something else? What can I add and at what time?

Thank you in advance!

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  1. WCchopper RE: galka Jan 19, 2009 02:56 PM

    Maybe a can of diced green chilis with the other wet ingredients.

    1. goodhealthgourmet RE: galka Jan 19, 2009 03:00 PM

      some possible combos:

      sharp cheddar or feta with jalapeno or achiote peppers
      goat cheese with chipotle or poblano peppers
      monterey jack with habanero pepper

      1. soypower RE: galka Jan 19, 2009 03:06 PM

        frozen corn kernels
        shrimp (chopped)
        green onions
        jalapeno (finely diced)
        pepper jack cheese

        1. coastie RE: galka Jan 19, 2009 03:13 PM

          I lay a thin layer of corn bread batter down - 1/2 inch or so then a layer of beaten egg mixed with chilies and herbs and lots of cheese. then the rest of the cornbread batter. Really yummy. I also like adding creamed corn to my cornbread batter, chili flake, cumin , garlic

          1. greygarious RE: galka Jan 19, 2009 03:33 PM

            If I wanted it spicy I'd buy the spicy TJ's cornbread mix. I used to make squares to take to work in lieu of a corn muffin, using buttermilk (after reading that buttermilk cornbread is less crumbly, and cutting back on that and the oil by 2 Tbsp each, then adding a quarter cup of Grade B maple syrup. I baked it in two parchment-lined 7x11 pans, then when it was cool spread the bottom of one with softened butter and sandwiched it against the bottom of the other one. That way I had a firm top crust on both the top and the bottom when I cut it into squares. Wrapped in plastic wrap, they stayed together well enough to have at my midmorning desk break without making a mess.

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              Super Salad RE: galka Jan 20, 2009 04:53 PM

              Have you used the TJ brand before? I find it VERY sweet and I'm not sure that spicy or cheesy would really work that well with it. Other brands with a less sweet profile are greata with cheddar or chilis.

              1. Emme RE: galka Jan 20, 2009 09:50 PM

                add these all before baking - just stir in at the end

                crumbled chorizo and chopped sundried tomatoes w/ pepper jack

                charred/grilled corn and cayenne w/ fontina or cheddar or jack

                roasted red pepper and diced (seeded) jalapenos w/ cheddar and jack

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