Lots o’ changes going on over here! #1 I took an offer for a new job, a job where I actually have to wear something other than running clothes. Where I work 8:30 to 5. Yeah….let me just take that in a second. Whoah. I am excited, mostly because I am a huge nerd and like to learn, and my life is going to be one big learning mountain the next few years as I enter a whole new world. #2 We took in a new family member. Scroll down for pics! #3 Whole Foods Savannah opened. I repeat. A WHOLE FOODS now exists in Savannah. I like to call it my second home. I visited 3 times the first two days. I have a whole post planned on budget-conscious finds at Whole Foods, for those naysayers who call it “Whole Paycheck”. pshhh. #4. Great Harvest Bakery Savannah opened! Please, go buy a loaf of Dakota bread. It will be the best and most expensive loaf of bread you ever buy. But you will savor each wholesome, seedy, soft slice. mmmmm. #5 The air conditioner at our home has gone out twice. We are receiving a new unit in “3 to 5 business days”, which I prefer to call “torture ” days….
But let’s get down to the just of this post, which is that I am in desperate need of some jalapeno recipes. What do you do with 20 + jalapenos?
I’m glad you/I asked. I began to research the best jalapeno recipes on the web.
You could make these pickled jalapenos. I think these would be delicious on tacos, sandwiches, casseroles, and even in omelets. Pickled jalapenos are not nearly as spicy as fresh ones. I cannot really handle fresh jalapenos. Heck I can’t even cut them without crying from the spicy fumes. You could also make stuffed grilled jalapenos and top them with copious amounts of cheese. At least, that’s what my cousins in Texas do. Or you could take the DePue route and wrap them in bacon because everything is better wrapped in bacon.
Secondly, and more waistline-consciously(yes I just made that word up), you could make my Jalapeno Corn Griddle Cakes pictured below. Top these with black beans and salsa , plain sour cream (pictured below), underneath a crispy chicken breast with a cream sauce, underneath sliced avocado and fresh lime juice, or served with a big side salad for a complete meal.
These griddle cakes are so versatile! Give them a try before summer slips away. I’m already hoarding the fresh corn before it disappears.
In other news, this happened 2 weeks ago, our new family member. No words.
Uni at 2 weeks old
3 weeks old
4 weeks old and I can walk, guys!
What can I say? I am a sucker for baby animals . We found her on the highway, and I have been snapping away photos with my iphone and bottle-feeding her ever since. Uni is pretty fat and happy right now and learning to play!
In Love and Health,
Corn Jalapeno Griddle Cakes
Egg, Milk, Wheat
Appetizer, Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish
Freezable, Serve Hot
Whip up some fast and healthy jalapeno griddle cakes for a summertime meal.
- 2 cups fresh corn, chopped off the cob (about 4 ears)
- 1 jalapeno (finely chopped)
- 2/3 cups vidalia onion (finely chopped)
- 4 eggs (large)
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil plus more for cooking
- 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (finely chopped)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup sour cream
Definitely wear gloves to chop the jalapeno!
|Pulse only 1 cup of the corn kernels in the food processor until roughly chopped. Dump into a large bowl with the other whole kernels, jalapeno, onion, cheddar, eggs, cilantro, and olive oil. Stir to combine. |
|In a separate bowl, stir together dry ingredients. Stir carefully into the wet ingredients until just combined. |
|Heat a cast iron skillet or griddle to medium-high heat, and pour in enough olive oil to just cover the bottom. Scoop batter 1/4 c at a time onto griddle. It will be a very thick batter. Cook 2 minutes on 1 side, then flip and cook 2 minutes on the other side. |
|Serve hot with sour cream on top! |