Three Pepper Sausage Corn Cakes

Spice up your Mother’s Day menu with these tasty Jimmy Dean Three Pepper Sausage Corn Cakes. Made with great-tasting...
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Three Pepper Sausage Corn Cakes
Jimmy Dean

Three Pepper Sausage Corn Cakes

Spice up your Mother’s Day menu with these tasty Jimmy Dean Three Pepper Sausage Corn Cakes. Made with great-tasting Jimmy Dean Premium Pork Roll Sausage and zesty peppers, the corn cakes are bursting with flavor, for a unique recipe to accompany your brunch menu.

Ingredients

Directions

Prep Time: 20 minutes 
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Regular Roll Sausage
1 ½ cups frozen whole kernel corn
1 cup water
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded, minced
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 ½ cups yellow cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter, melted, divided
3 eggs, lightly beaten
½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
Sour cream (optional)
Thai sweet chili sauce or salsa (optional)

Directions
  1. Cook sausage in large nonstick skillet over MEDIUM-HIGH heat 8-10 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently; drain. Return to skillet. Stir in corn; set aside to cool.
  2. Combine water, 6 tablespoons butter, eggs, red pepper, jalapeño pepper, onions, cilantro and black pepper in large bowl. Stir in sausage mixture.
  3. Mix cornmeal, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Add to sausage mixture; mix well.
  4. Heat 2 teaspoons of the remaining butter in skillet over MEDIUM heat. For each corn cake, pour a generous 1-tablespoon batter into skillet; cook 2-3 minutes or until edge is slightly dry. Turn and cook second side 2 minutes or until bottom is golden brown. Stack corn cakes on a heated plate; cover to keep warm.
  5. Repeat with remaining batter, using small amount of remaining butter to grease skillet between batches. Serve warm with a small dollop of sour cream and drizzle of chili sauce, if desired.

 

Cook’s Tips:

Substitute 1½ cups self-rising cornmeal for the regular cornmeal, baking powder and salt.

For full-size corn cakes, prepare as directed using ¼ cup batter for each cake.

Yield

18 servings (about 3 mini corn cakes each)

Sausage Shopping Tip

Try to use fresh sausage whenever you can; they are full of flavor and don't have the high level of preservatives and nitrates that packaged sausage has.

Sausage Cooking Tip

Fresh sausage should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees.

Sausage Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.