Blue Corn and Jalapeno Skillet Bread
recipe has been reproduced with the kind permission
of Jane Butel and comes from her latest book
Real Women Eat Chile.
credited with starting the Tex-Mex mania, Jane Butel
published her first cookbooks on New Mexican and American
Mexican food in the 1960s. Sixteen cookbooks later,
her books and her Cooking School in Albuquerque, which
Bon Appetit called among "the best in the US",
bring you all there is to know and love about this cuisine.
is an internationally recognized authority on the regional
cooking of the American Southwest. The daughter and
granddaughter of accomplished home economists, she is
a cookbook author, teacher and television personality.
interest in Southwestern cooking predates its current
widespread popularity by decades. She was the first
to write about the cooking style that evolved in the
Southwestern border area and is credited with starting
the USA's love affair with this cuisine.
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best blue cornmeal is blue corn flour and is smoked
in adobe ovens and then lava-wheel ground to a fine
flour consistency. With the popularity of blue corn,
a lot of blue corn on the market is "filled"
or blended with white or yellow corn. For the best flavor,
buy pure blue corn flour, if it is available. The moist
quality of this bread has long made it a favorite with
campers and picnickers.
cup blue cornmeal
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
1 cup dairy sour cream
2 cups cooked or canned whole-kernel corn, drained
1/4 pound Monterey Jack cheese or Cheddar cheese,
or a combination sliced 1/4 inch thick
1/4 cup sliced jalapeno chiles, either pickled or
the butter in the oven while it heats for about 3
minutes or until it is melted.
the dry ingredients together and make a well in the
the eggs. Add eggs, melted butter and sour cream to
dry ingredients and blend thoroughly.
about a third of the batter into the prepared pan.
Cover with the sliced cheese and chiles. Pour the
remaining batter over cheese and chiles and smooth
to cover the filling.
30 to 40 minutes or until golden and a wooden pick
inserted in the center comes out clean.
9 - 12
with permission from Jane Butel's Southwestern Kitchen