Turkey and corn snacking cake: Elevating corn bread for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and in-between
Turkey and corn get acrobatic with garlic, onion, and sharp cheddar
Great food is a balancing act. Sometimes you balance it like a Calder mobile sculpture, with grace and delicacy. Sometimes you can only create balance by pitting things like acid against fat, or sweet, or bland (consider nachos, key lime pie, and vindaloo with rice).
This snacking cake may look a bit like cornbread, but it’s telling a Cirque du Soleil-style balancing story in your mouth. Turkey gives you great protein as a backdrop, and all the stars in front — onion, scallion, chili, garlic, cumin, cheddar cheese — make this glorious.
It’s just simply crazy good.
And wicked easy.
And it’s all done in a single, beautiful, big EuroCAST skillet. (You always need another skillet, especially with holidays coming. So take a look at the stir-fry wok plus 11” skillet deal I asked EuroCAST to put together — get the wok at a great price and the skillet is only $20 more. The offer is down below.)
For the turkey mixture
2 T olive oil
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 diced red onion
2 diced scallions
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
For the cornbread
1 cup corn meal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 T sugar
1 tsp salt
1 T baking powder
1 cup milk
1/3 cup corn oil
1 beaten egg
5 oz. coarsely-grated sharp cheddar cheese
In your largest Eurocast skillet, sauté in 2 tablespoons olive oil all the ingredients for the turkey mixture above, starting with the turkey and adding the rest as you go. Cook through.
Assemble all the corn bread ingredients above in a big bowl.
Add the turkey mixture to the bowl
Without wiping out the EuroCAST skillet, add to it the well-mixed batter and turkey mixture
Bake with the handle off for 10-15 minutes until a tester (e.g., toothpick or knife) comes out clean
Leave to cool (just a little anyway, if you’re hungry)
Garnish with: green onion, cabbage salad, sour cream, Serrano peppers, pickled peppers, and salsa.