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Green Corn Tamales

These are a perennial favorite at the Border Grill in Los Angeles. Serve them with sour cream and pico de gallo, a fresh salsa-like condiment made with chopped tomatoes, onions, and cilantro.

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These green corn tamales are delicious with Roasted Fennel Pibil with HabaƱero-Lime Onions, or you can serve them with sour cream and pico de gallo, a fresh salsa-like condiment made with chopped tomatoes, onions, and cilantro.

Servings
20

Ingredients

  • 1 8-oz. pkg. corn husks
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 10 cups fresh or thawed frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking hominy grits

Preparation

  1. Simmer corn husks in large pot of boiling water 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and weight husks with plate to keep submerged. Soak 1 hour, or until pliable.
  2. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add corn and cream, and simmer 5 to 8 minutes, or until mixture thickens. Cool. Stir in baking powder and grits. Chill.
  3. Drain corn husks on paper towels. Make ties for tamales by cutting 2 or 3 husks into thin strips.
  4. Spread 3 Tbs. filling down center of each corn husk. Fold over sides, then ends to enclose filling. Tie husk strips securely around tamales.
  5. Line steamer basket with remaining corn husks, and place over simmering water. Add tamales, and steam over low heat 1 hour. Remove from steamer, and let rest 10 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Information

  • Calories 109
  • Carbohydrate Content 17 g
  • Cholesterol Content 11 mg
  • Fat Content 4 g
  • Fiber Content 2 g
  • Protein Content 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 2 g
  • Sodium Content 27 mg
  • Sugar Content 5 g