Corn Tamales recipe

Description :

If you love authentic Mexican food then this authentic corn tamales recipe will be right up your alley! Did you know you can make them yourself and you don’t need to dine out at the local Mexican joint to indulge in your craving? Whip up a batch and you’ll have a real crowd pleaser on your hands!

Ingredient :

  • 7 cups fresh corn kernels from 7 ears
  • 1 1/2 sticks 6 ounces unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup harina de maiz dried corn flour 
  • 20 dried corn husks soaked in warm water for 30 minutes
  • Can be found in Hispanic grocery stores

Direction :

  1. Working in batches, add the corn kernels to a blender/food processor and puree until smooth.

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until pale.

  3. Add the egg, salt, and baking powder. Mix to incorporate.

  4. Add the flour and pureed corn and mix until blended and forms a loose smooth dough.

  5. Put a corn husk lengthwise in front of you with the wide side closest to you.

  6. Spread 3 tablespoons of the dough all over the bottom half of the corn husk, leaving about a 1-inch-wide border on the sides.

  7. Pick up the 2 long sides of the corn husk and bring them together. Roll both sides of the corn husks in the same direction over the filling.

  8. Repeat with remaining husks and dough.

  9. Arrange the tamales, seam side down, in a steamer and add 1/2-inch of water.

  10. Cover with a tight fitting lid, bring to a simmer for 1 hour, adding additional water, as needed to maintain 1/2-inch of water in the pan.

  11. Remove the tamales from the steamer and serve.

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