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Jimmy Dean Three Pepper Sausage Corn Cakes

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Jimmy Dean Three Pepper Sausage Corn Cakes

  • 1/2 (16 ounce) package Regular Flavor Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1-1/2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup melted butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
  • 3/4 cup white or yellow self-rising cornmeal mix
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro (optional)
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons dairy sour cream (optional)

1. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink. Remove from heat, stir in frozen corn; set aside to cool.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine beaten eggs, 6 tablespoons of the melted butter, water, black pepper, red pepper, jalapeno pepper, green onion and optional cilantro; stir well. Stir in sausage-corn mixture; add cornmeal mix and stir well.
3. Spray or lightly oil a large skillet or griddle with vegetable oil. Add 2-3 teaspoons of remaining butter and heat skillet to medium. Griddle is ready when small drops of water sizzle and disappear almost immediately. For each corn cake, spoon 1 rounded tablespoon of batter onto skillet. Cakes may be flattened slightly or left about 3/4 to 1 inch thick. Cook 2-1/2 to 3 minutes on first side; turn and cook 2 minutes more, or until golden brown on both sides. Use remaining butter as needed to grease skillet.
4. Serve warm; garnish each cake with 1 teaspoon sour cream and chili sauce or salsa if desired.