1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1 fresh jalapeño pepper, minced (optional)
1 1/4 cups white self-rising cornmeal
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons low-fat buttermilk or skim milk
Smart Balance buttery spread
COMBINE corn, zucchini, onion and pepper; stir in cornmeal, egg and milk, blending well.
HEAT 2 tablespoons Smart Balance in skillet; using 1/4 cup measure, drop batter into skillet, flattening to a somewhat thin but even thickness.
COOK as many at a time that will fit a skillet without touching until each is browned on both sides, turning once.
WIPE skillet after each batch is done, if desired, to assure a clean skillet, melting additional Smart Balance for the next cooking.
Nutrition information: Per 1/9 recipe: 90 calories, 15 calories from fat, 1.5 grams fat, zero grams saturated fat, 25 milligrams cholesterol, 230 milligrams sodium, 18 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 3 grams protein.
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