oftt

Cornbread Crisps with Peach Salsa

Print Email

PeachCornbreadCrispsRecipe from A Time to Cook – Dishes from my Southern Sideboard
Photography by Helen Norman

Often when entertaining, I like to serve some sort of cornbread crisp with a dip or a topping. Peach Salsa is just the ticket to a dance of flavors and textures. The splash of fruity sweetness adds a delectable complement to a basic fresh salsa.

Peach Salsa:

3-4 medium to large vine ripe tomatoes
1 small onion or 2 shallots, or both
3-4 garlic cloves
3-4 small peppers or 2 larger ones (e.g., bell, banana, or even jalapeño), chopped, hotter peppers deseeded
4 large basil leaves, cut in chiffonade
chopped cilantro to taste
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
dash of cayenne pepper
2-3 peaches
1/4 cup olive oil
splash of lime juice

Combine all ingredients in either a food processor or a bowl. Process for a smooth salsa, or mash for a chunkier texture. Serve with cornbread crisps.

Cornbread Crisps

Bake your favorite cornbread recipe with only half the batter in the skillet. When done, cut into rounds and toast to additional crispiness. Alternatively, use regular thickness of cornbread, cut into rounds and slice open-face style. Toast the rounds to make crisps. 

 

- Recipe courtesy of James Farmer III

 

restaurant news

Bacaro - The Veneto Comes to NY
New York
by Michael Tucker

bacaroWe ate some wonderful Venetian bar food at Bacaro last week. Tucked away on adorable Division Street that runs on a slant between Chinatown and the Lower East Side, Bacaro unwinds down the...

Read more...
Tiffin Wallah
New York
by Anna Harari

indianfood.jpg I first fell in love with Indian food while working at a company in West Hollywood and my boss, who was a true asshole with excellent taste in food, always ordered lunches from Anarkali.  I...

Read more...
The River Cafe
London - British Isles
by Michael Elias

rivercafe.jpg The good thing about having a sister who owns a restaurant – and The River Café is a great one in my opinion – is that when she’s cooking my son is allowed to order ‘off the menu’. In his case...

Read more...
Prune, My Kinda Retro
New York
by Fredrica Duke

freddeny.jpgThe East Village is, was and always will be my hood in the big apple. Sure, I now stay on the Upper West Side and much to the dismay of my husband, I gravitate downtown. He will often say...

Read more...