Cheesy Corn Puffs


1 cup canned cream-style corn

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 teaspoon salt

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

3 large eggs

1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese, plus more for topping

1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Bring the corn, butter and salt to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low, add the flour and stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth and begins to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 2 minutes.

Scrape the dough into a bowl; let cool slightly. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring well between each addition. Stir in the cheese and chives. Chill the dough 15 minutes.

Scoop tablespoon-size mounds of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with more cheese. Transfer to the oven and bake until golden brown and puffy, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm.

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