2013 National Cornbread Cook-off Champion
Lorie Roach of Buckatunna, MS
Roasted Poblano Chicken Posole with Floating Corn Cake Islands
5 poblano chile peppers
2 tablespoons Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
8 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon each Mexican oregano, ground cumin, salt and pepper
4 cups shredded, cooked rotisserie chicken
2 (15.5 oz.) cans white hominy, rinsed and drained
1 (6 oz.) package Martha White® Buttermilk Cornbread and Muffin Mix
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg, beaten
1 (11 oz.) can Mexican style whole kernel corn, drained
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Vegetable oil for frying
Sour cream, shredded Monterey jack cheese, chopped fresh radishes, lime wedges and/or chopped
1. For soup: HEAT oven to broil. Place poblanos on baking sheet. Broil until skin is blistered and
charred. Place in medium bowl. Cover tightly with plastic wrap for 30 minutes. Remove from
bowl and peel. Cut off ends, slice open and lay flat. Scrape and discard seeds. Finely chop the
chiles. Set aside.
2. HEAT oil in 5-quart Lodge® cast iron Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook onions and garlic
until soft. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer. Stir in the oregano,
cumin, salt, pepper, shredded chicken, hominy and chopped poblanos. Bring to a boil. Reduce
heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
3. For corn cakes: WHISK cornbread mix, milk and egg. Stir in corn and Monterey Jack cheese.
Heat about 2 tablespoons oil in 10 1/2-inch Lodge® cast iron skillet over medium high heat until
very hot. Pour corn cake batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto skillet. Cook until golden brown. Turn and
brown on other side. Add more oil as needed for remaining batter. To serve, spoon posole into
bowls. Float a corn cake on top of soup. Top with desired toppings.
Makes 6 to 8 servings