Monday, May 25, 2009

MiMi's Favorite Grilled Corn On The Cob

4 ears of corn on the cob
Cooking Spray

Pull back the husks on each ear of corn, leaving them attached at the base of the ear.

Remove all of the "silks" on each ear of corn.

Spray each ear of corn with cooking spray and then season with desired amount of salt and pepper.

Pull the husks back up to close each ear of corn and then tie each ear tightly with a piece of cooking twine.

Place on hot grill for approximately 20-30 minutes (or until desired doneness) -- turning often.

While the corn is grilling, gather the remaining ingredients that you will need for toppings for your corn.

Sour Cream
Parmesan Cheese
Chili Powder
1 Lime

Mix together equal amounts of sour cream and mayonnaise. 

Slice lime into 8 slices. 

Place all toppings - mayo/sour cream mixture, Parmesan Cheese, Chili Powder and lime slices in small containers for serving.

Remove corn from grill when cooked to desired doneness.

Pull back husks to expose corn. 

Coat each ear with mayo/sour cream mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese and Chili Powder. Squeeze lime juice all over corn.

This combination of toppings is just to die for!  You taste a combination of salty, spicy and sweet in EVERY bite!

I guarantee you'll go back for seconds on this one!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hash Brown Quiche

A while back, one of my co-workers mentioned having seen Paula Deen make a Hash Brown Quiche.  A few nights ago, I decided to give this a try and this recipe is an adaptation of hers. 

I am a big fan of quiche anyway and this one was quite yummy!

3 cups, frozen shredded hash browns, thawed and drained
1/2 stick of butter, melted
3 large eggs, beaten
1 cup half and half
1 can Hormel canned ham
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/8 teaspoon red pepper
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese *
Salt and pepper to taste

* I used Cheddar Cheese, but I think that Swiss Cheese would also be good with the ham.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Press the drained hash browns between paper towels to dry them as best as possible.

Add the melted butter to the well-drained hash browns and mix well.

Press the hash browns into the bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie plate to form a crust.

Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until the hash browns are golden brown and starting to get crispy.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the half and half, eggs, and chopped ham.

Add chopped onion to the egg mixture.

Add red pepper.

Stir to combine.

Add shredded cheese to mixture.

Pour egg mixture into hash brown crust and return to the oven.

Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until the quiche is golden brown and a knife inserted in center comes out clean. The top of the quiche will be slightly puffed up.