Lush and creamy, this corn dip goes well with cheesy-flavoured bread pieces and crisp veggies on the side. Don’t forget the cob case makes an extra special treat at the end. Just tear into pieces and enjoy.
- 1 large crusty cob loaf
- 250 g hickory smoked bacon, finely chopped
- 500 g blocks cream cheese, room temperature
- 250 g jar sweetcorn relish
- ⅓ cup sour cream
- olive oil spray
- ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
- breadsticks to serve
- celery sticks to serve
- snow peas to serve
- capsicum, sliced, to serve
- cucumber cut into wedges, to serve
- spring onions, to garnish (optional)
- Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Take a slice from the top of the cob and set aside. Carefully remove the centre of the cob, leaving enough around the crust to make a case. Set the soft centre bread pieces aside.
- Cook the bacon in a frypan over medium-high heat, stirring, for 3-4 minutes or until crispy. Transfer to a paper towel to drain.
- Beat cream cheese until smooth, then add the corn relish and sour cream. Mix until well combined. Add half the bacon and mix well. Season to taste with black pepper.
- Spoon cream cheese mixture into the prepared cob. Wrap tightly in a double layer of foil. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until centre is warmed through.
- Meanwhile, take the top half and cut into long strips – scissors are ideal for this step. Arrange strips in a single layer on a baking tray. Tear the soft bread centre into pieces and also place on the tray. Spray all of the bread pieces with olive oil spray and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown, tossing a few times. Allow to cool on the tray.
- Transfer the cob to a serving platter and top with remaining bacon and spring onion curls. Serve with parmesan bread pieces, breadsticks, celery, snow peas, capsicum and cucumber pieces.
To make spring onion curls to garnish, cut the green section of a spring onion into 6cm pieces, then shred lengthwise into 2-3mm strips. Pop into iced water to curl, then drain on paper towel.
This recipe is…
Please note, nutritional information is approximate and based on the uncooked ingredients.
|- Saturated fat||16.1 g|
|Total carbohydrates||32.2 g|
|- Sugars||10.0 g|
|Dietary fibre||2.8 g|