If you are looking for a unique twist on a classic dish, try your hand at making Korean Corn Cheese! Get tips and techniques to make it just right.
Bring the delicious taste of Korean cuisine to your table with a fun twist on a classic dish: Korean Corn Cheese! Follow these easy tips and techniques for the perfect cheesy side dish or snack - it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Gather Your Ingredients.
Start by gathering all of the ingredients you need to make your Korean Corn Cheese. You will need a block of cheese, canned corn, mayonnaise and gochujang - a spicy Korean chili paste. Don't forget to have some scallions or chives handy for garnish! After you have everything ready, you can begin making your delicious dish.
Heat a non-stick skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add in the canned corn and let it cook for a few minutes until it is lightly golden. Next, add in your diced cheese - preferably cheddar, mozzarella or Colby jack - and allow it to melt. As the cheese is melting, mix together 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise and 1 teaspoon of gochujang until fully combined. Once everything has melted together, give your corn cheese mixture a stir to combine. Finally, sprinkle some scallions or chives on top for added flavor and garnish. Serve as is with warm steamed rice as an accompaniment. Enjoy!
Cook the Corn Separately from the Base and Cheese.
When making Korean Corn Cheese, it is important to cook the corn separately from the base and cheese. This helps ensure that you don’t overcook either ingredient, resulting in a cheesy and gooey texture on the inside with a perfect caramelized and crunchy exterior. To do this, heat some oil in a pan over medium heat and add the canned corn. Fry until lightly golden brown, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Next, we’ll move onto the base. Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat and add butter. Once the butter has melted, add chopped onion and cook until translucent, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. Now it’s time to add the cheese! Shred or crumble your favorite cheese and mix it into the onion and butter mixture for about 2 minutes. Finally, stir in the fried corn, simmer for a few minutes until everything is combined, then pour into a greased baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy your Korean Corn Cheese!
Add Essential Garnishes for Added Flavor and Texture.
To take your Korean Corn Cheese from average to extraordinary, finish it off with a few special garnishes. Chopped scallions and sesame seeds lend a great punch of flavor and texture and bring out the richness of the cheese. You can also add a sprinkling of crushed red pepper for a little extra heat or some chopped parsley for a pop of color. Incorporating these ingredients will create an irresistible dish that everyone will love! Making your own Korean Corn Cheese is surprisingly simple. Start by melting butter in a Dutch oven and then sautéing your chopped scallions until they’re softened. Then, stir in corn, cream cheese, milk, mayonnaise and sesame oil. Simmer the mixture for about 10 minutes before stirring in shredded cheddar cheese and heating through until melted.
Finally, top the dish with any of the garnishes mentioned above—or be creative and add some of your own! With its creamy texture and bold flavors, this dish is sure to become a go-to weeknight dinner favorite.