Thankfully the weather has started to cool down a little. At least in Wisconsin. I’m sure about Texas though, I’m pretty sure that it’s always hot there. Please welcome today’s guest blogger, Jamie, sharing one of her favorite hot-weather meals, all the way from Texas.
So here in Texas as the summer temperatures start increasing, my appetite starts decreasing. Just the thought of eating anything ‘heavy’ makes me automatically feel uncomfortable. Seriously.Uncomfortable.As in I should be Al Bundy laying on the sofa with my pants unbuttoned uncomfortable. I just can’t eat heavy foods during the summer. Why would anyone want to eat something hot or have an oven heating up the house when it’s 105 degrees outside?? It’s crazy to me.
That means our summer meals consist of a lot of cold pasta salads and sauteed vegetables that I can make on the stove. I also try to make this particular dish as much as possible. It’s one of my most favorite side dishes ever! It might actually be my favorite. I got this recipe over 5 years ago from a wonderful woman that I used to work with and it is definitely my go-to potluck dish. It is a perfect summer side dish and it’s so good with fried chicken or BBQ! Plus it takes about 5 minutes to make and requires no heat!!
- 2 cans (15 oz) Corn and Peppers/Fiesta Corn/Southwestern Corn (however it's called at your store), drained
- 1 Bunch of Green Onions
- 1/2 Cup Mayo
- 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
- Fritos Corn Chips, crushed
- Empty your corn and pepper cans into a medium size bowl with a lid.
- Chop your green onions and combine with the corn and peppers. There's no right or wrong amount of onions to use - its all up to your taste preference.
- Add the mayo and vegetable oil to the corn mixture and toss to coat the vegetables well.
- Cover with a lid and refrigerate for at least 4 hours but preferably overnight.
- Sprinkle the crushed Fritos on top of the corn right before serving. Again, you can use as much or as little of the bag of Fritos as you would like. The crushed Fritos is my favorite part so I use a lot - I like crunch in each bite!
- The Hubs sneaking bites before I was finished
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