Friday, November 03, 2006

Skillet Cornbread Pudding with Ham & Pepper Jack

From Food Network Kitchens Making It Easy

2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 1/2 C cooked corn, thawed frozen or fresh
1 bunch scallions (white and green parts, sliced
1 6oz chunk Black Forest ham, diced (about 1 1/4 cups)
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp chili powder
3 large eggs
2 C half-and-half
4oz pepper Jack cheese, diced
1/4 C chopped fresh basil
1 tsp kosher salt
Fresh ground black pepper
1 C packaged cornbread stuffing cubes
Pinch sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Melt the butter in a 10" cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add the corn, scallions, ham, garlic, and chili powder. Cook, stirring occasionally until the scallions are soft, about 3 minutes. Meanwhile, lightly beat the eggs in a large bowl and stir in the half-and-half, cheese, basil, salt and pepper to taste.

Pull the skillet from the heat. Stir the cornbread stuffing and sugar into the skillet. Pour the egg mixture over and stir gently to distribute all the ingredients evenly. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until lightly puffed and golden, about 30 minutes. Serve warm.

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