Sunday, August 10, 2014

Cold Corn Dip

A cold dip made with Mexicorn, cheese, green chilies, jalapenos, Rotel, mayo, sour cream, green onion and seasonings.

Cold Corn Dip

Football season has arrived! Well, it's really only preseason, but don't tell The Cajun that. It doesn't matter one way or the other, because to him, football is football and our television has been blaring the NFL Network for days now.

Y'all pretty much know that any kind of dip - from that good old fashioned 7 layer dip that's been around forever, to my more delectable hot crab dip (and everything in between) - are football food favorites for me. Though I do actually favor hot dips over cold, I have to say that this corn dip, served cold, is downright delicious and even a tiny bit addictive!

Variations of this dip may be found across the net with a wide range of colorful names you may have seen, including, Dump Dip, Cowboy Corn Dip, Redneck Dip, Fiesta Corn Dip, Corn Crack and Hillbilly Caviar, just to name a few. I just call mine cold corn dip and as basic as it sounds, while I know you'll love it for the ease in preparation, I think you'll love it even more for the flavor, so dig in!

Here's how to make it.

Grab a lidded storage container and add 1 cup of both real mayonnaise and sour cream, 2 cans of Mexicorn, 1 can of green chilies and 1 can of Rotel tomatoes, all of them drained beforehand. Stir that all together.

By the way, you are not limited to the "Mexican style" corn these days. There are many different varieties and brands of seasoned canned corn on the market now, so try one of them!

Add the cheese and jalapenos. I like to use a finely shredded cheese for this dip. You can use a wide variety of cheeses here to your liking. I'm using sharp cheddar and pepper jack. I also like to use pickled jalapenos most often and the tamed version from Mezzetta brand are my favorite. These are a pantry staple and what I use most often in my recipes where I call for jalapenos.

Add the green onions and seasonings. Stir it all together, taste and adjust seasonings, cover and refrigerate overnight.

Before serving, let the mixture come to room temperature. I love to serve this with tortilla chips and Scoops corn chips!

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Recipe: Cold Corn Dip

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 min |Inactive time: 24 hours | Yield: About 4 to 6 servings

  • 1 cup of real mayonnaise
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 2 (7 ounce) cans of Mexicorn, drained
  • 1 (7 ounce) can of green chilies, drained
  • 1 can of Rotel tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup of finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of finely shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup of sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup of chopped pickled jalapeno, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Creole or Cajun seasoning, or to taste

Combine all ingredients in a covered storage bowl; taste and adjust seasonings. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Let rest at room temperature before serving. Serve with scoop corn chips and/or tortilla chips.

Cook's Notes: Depending on what version Rotel you use, adjust heat from the other ingredients to taste. Okay to substitute cooked, fresh corn, red bell and jalepeno peppers for the canned products. May also be heated in a crockpot and held on low.


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  1. Hi Mary - I will definitely be making this for our tailgate (in front of the giant flat screen in the great room) for the first UGA game. GO DAWGS!!!! I really like that it doesn't need to be served hot. I have to put the hot dips and dishes on the kitchen island, so they can kept warm in an assortment of crock pots and electric frying pans.

    Unfortunately, if you get up to get something to eat like some queso or a few pigs in a blanket, to go to the bathroom, or to just stretch your legs, someone will immediately snag your prime viewing spot on the sectional. Family rule: You cruise, you lose.

    My rules: 1 - Have something tasty close at hand on the coffee table. This recipe fits the bill perfectly. 2 - Watch your fluid intake. Lite beer and sweet tea will do a number on your kidneys. 3 - Ignore that cramp in your leg as long as possible. It may hurt like hell, but what's more important - seeing the winning touchdown in real time or pain relief?

    So that is why this dip recipe is so perfect. What would make it better is if I had that darlin' little pig dish in the photo. I LOVE IT!!! I MUST HAVE IT!!! WHERE DID YOU GET IT???

    1. Oh gracious, this post just made me smile! So true - if you have a good spot, you sure don't want to lose it and one move is all it takes. Thanks for the laugh. The little pig dish is from the Temptations line - you can find it here at QVC.

    2. Things got busy here, but the pig bowls (which are actually soup bowls with sandwich plates) were on clearance (what luck!!!) and I snagged two sets for a total of four. Thanks so much!!!

    3. You're welcome! Aren't they just the cutest?!!

  2. PS - I cannot figure out how to comment as myself instead of anonymously which is so impersonal and I feel like I know you having read almost all of your posts. I tried using the Google account and Name/URL options,but my comment disappeared into the ether every time. I've had to rewrite the comment several times! Fortunately, this last time I copied it before trying to publish it. Anyway, if you can tell me what to do to get my name on the comment, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!

    1. Well, let's just say it happens to the best of us!! I just responded to this comment three times myself and for some reason got logged out when I hit publish, so my comment disappeared too - and of course, I didn't copy and save it either time!! I admit, I got a chuckle out of it given the topic. :)

      I'm sure that it wasn't you - probably was Google fooling around. If you have a Google account, that is the best way to comment. If you don't then you'll have to use one of the other options and the best one for including your name is the Name/URL. Just fill in the name portion - you don't need to use the URL line. So sorry for the inconvenience. Sure wish bloggers didn't have to do it this way but the spammers are relentless. I have to clear out hundreds of them a day. Unfortunately sometimes the other options make their way in the spam folder too though & with so many to clear, I do miss them. I'm guessing that's probably what happened here.

    2. Google seems to be working now as you can see above. I wish I had the knowledge and comfort young people have with the internet, computers, etc.

    3. Boy don't I know what you mean! I grew up with computers in my young adult years when they didn't even have a hard drive, but you had to boot them up with a disc! Honestly though technology moves along so quickly it's really hard to keep up!

  3. @Anonymous: I thought it was just me, but now I see it is a conspiracy. Mary is punishing us Dawg fans by not letting our names post. Me especially as I'm a Mississippi transplant to Atlanta lol.. Although I always pictured her as more of a USM fan rather than an SEC fan of either the Rebs or the "other" dogs....
    GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!


  4. This sounds yummy. Do y'all have the SEC channel? Goodness gracious it is awesome.

  5. @Sylvia: I don't know. I checked tonight and it is on (I have Comcast) but I don't know if it's a free "trial' and they'll stick it to us once football starts or what. I have been surfing the web and the Comcast website, but I can't find out.I know that the other "regional" college channels like the Big 10 network (sorry, I threw up a little in my mouth just typing that) and others I don't get without paying extra for.

    Make sure you click on those other dips Mary had in this post as well, they are awesome. One she didn't list as it's not officially a "dip" is her seafood stuffing mix.

    It is so awesome words can't describe it.


  6. Utterly fantastic, this will make our tailgates this year. I love everything in it. Chips? Nah, just hand me a spoon :)

    1. They were roasting hatch chilies at Rouse's yesterday so I threw some in my latest batch! Delish.

  7. OH Wow this is good!!! l made this for my daughter's birthday cookout and it was gone before I turned around twice. Will double the batch next time. Everyone was asking for the recipe and I referred them to your site. You should have some new subbies soon :) Also thanks for the qvc link. snagged two sets of piggies which is awesome since I collect them.

    1. Thank you Robyn!! I'm so glad that everybody enjoyed the dip & thanks so much for the site referrals too {{{HUGS}}}!! I don't collect them, but aren't those little piggies just adorable?? I can see why you collect them!

  8. Just made this!!! Amazing!!!! Love your website!!


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