Chile, Corn and Cheddar Pizza

in Dinner, Pizza

I tried really hard to think of something to clever to write this morning, and finally had to concede that it just isn’t happening. It’s been a long week, and the week’s not even half over. Plus, the A/C is permanently stuck on “high” in my office, and it’s a balmy 50 degrees outside, so I’m more concerned with staying warm than coming up with cutsy quips.

Uggh, sorry, I wish I could do better for you. However, I do have this pizza. This pizza is delicious to make with fresh, early-summer corn. If you have access to a front porch, I suggest you eat there. If you can whip up a margarita to go with it, that wouldn’t hurt either.

I promise to do better for you next week. Seriously, I’m gonna do a little attitude adjustment and it’s going to be rainbows and sunshine. In the meantime, if you want to see photos of someone that is super-happy, you should check here. Please know I still love you. Even when I’m cold and tired, and that really says something.

Roasted Chile, Corn and Cheddar Pizza

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Adapted from Cooking Light

2 poblano chiles

2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 4 ears)

1/2 cup chopped green onion

1 garlic clove, minced

1/2 cup milk

2 large egg whites

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 cup  shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1  recipe pizza dough store bought or homemade

2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Preheat broiler

Place poblano chiles on a foil-lined baking sheet; broil 10 minutes or until blackened and charred, turning occasionally. Place in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag and seal. Let stand 10 minutes to allow the skins to separate. Peel and discard skins, seeds, and stems. Chop peppers.

Lower oven temperature to 425°. In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add corn, green onions, and garlic and sauté 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in milk; cook over medium heat 2 minutes more or until liquid almost evaporates. Cool slightly.

Meanwhile, place egg whites, egg, salt, and black pepper in a bowl; stir with a whisk. Stir in poblano peppers, corn mixture, and cheese. Make sure the corn has cooled – you don’t want to scramble the eggs

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Unroll dough onto parchment paper; pat dough to form a 13 x 8-inch rectangle. Spread corn mixture over dough, leaving a 1-inch border. Fold 1 inch of dough over corn mixture. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes or until set. Serve with sour cream; sprinkle with cilantro (optional).

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Kat May 18, 2011 at 6:23 am

Don’t worry, you don’t need any cutesy quips to get me craving this pizza. It looks amazing!

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Tami Anderson May 18, 2011 at 8:36 am

PIZZA!!! I want it! Who can be all smiles when they are cold and tired? Feel better!

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EatLiveRun May 18, 2011 at 8:40 am

Holy yum!! This looks cheesy and fantastic.

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Katrina May 18, 2011 at 8:44 am

This looks super lovely! Great idea!

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laura @ glutton for nourishment May 18, 2011 at 9:46 am

wow, this looks absolutely incredible. i would be speechless trying to write about this one too!

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Jen of My Tiny Oven May 18, 2011 at 10:00 am

Pizza and Corn! What a cool idea! You are making me hungry. YUM!

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Joanne May 18, 2011 at 10:22 am

It’s been one of those weeks here too. Forgiven! Especially since the pizza looks so downright delish!

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rita May 18, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I just had to comment, because I totally feel you on the “cold office” point. Our office has been FREEZING all week and I seriously want to just walk out! Today, though, I brought in a space heater which made it more bearable.

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bianca May 18, 2011 at 1:13 pm

You had me at patio and margarita. I would eat a brick on a patio and wash it down with a margarita and be just peachy/ But for the sake of my teeth I’ll make this pizza instead!

Hope the end of your week is better than the start- the weekend is almost here, so hooray for that!

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Kaileen Elise May 18, 2011 at 7:50 pm

I think we should plan a patio & margarita night to cheer you up!! This pizza looks so delish… I hope your week brightens soon.

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lindsey@lindselicious May 18, 2011 at 8:23 pm

They love corn on pizza in Japan, well corn on anything actually. =) This looks awesome!

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Nadette@Eat, Read, Rant! May 22, 2011 at 2:14 pm

hmm. I have this wierd thing against corn, but still I’m intrigued. hmmm

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