Chevy's Sweet Corn Tamalitos

Total Time
1hr 10mins
10 mins
1 hr

I started seeing this delightful little scoop of heaven on the edge of my plate at a few of the Mexican restaurants around town, so I decided make it at home. This recipe is actually the recipe they use at Chevy's, which I found published in the local paper.

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  1. In a small bowl, mix the margarine, masa and sugar with mixer until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.
  2. Blend 1/2 the corn kernels with the water in a blender until smooth.
  3. Combine with margarine mixture, stirring well.
  4. Add the remaining corn, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and milk.
  5. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil.
  6. Pour the mixture into an 8-inch baking dish.
  7. Tightly cover with plastic wrap and set atop the saucepan of boiling water.
  8. Keep pan tightly wrapped and steam for 50 minutes to 1 hour.
  9. Check water level often, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. I have also made this in the oven, setting the pan in a water bath.
  11. I do not know the temp I had the oven on, or how long I kept it inches If anyone tries it, please add that info.