Pepper-Corn Party Dip

This chile pepper is often mislabeled ‘Pasilla’, which is a different pepper entirely.It is one of the most popular chiles in Mexico and has won the appreciation of many a chef worldwide because of the superior flavor it has over regular bell peppers.

They have a tough outer skin that usually requires roasting and peeling before use. These very large chile peppers are most popular in chiles rellenos recipes, but cooking with these as a substitute for bell peppers in any recipe will enhance the flavor.

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3-6 jalapenos or serranos, stemmed, seeded and finely diced
2-3 fresh poblanos or Anaheim peppers, seeded and diced
2-3 scallions with tender green tops, thinly sliced
6 ears fresh corn, cooked or raw, cut from the cob
1 cup light sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
pinch of sugar
10 oz. longhorn or cheddar cheese, grated


Stir together all the ingredients until well blended. Serve with crisp tortilla chips.

Yields 2 cups.