Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Makes tamale like muffins using fresh or frozen corn and without the corn husks


  1. Add oil to frying pan, on medium heat brown corn until fairly caramelized, will start to make popping sound when done. This browning adds a lot of the flavor.
  2. Add browned corn, garlic cloves, hot peppers (or hot sauce), cilantro, and salt to food processor and blend until all ingredients are mixed.
  3. Add above mix to a glass bowl, add egg, flour, corn meal, baking powder and mix well with spoon. If necessary add milk to thin. Mixture should be able to hold its shape on a spoon but thin enough to pat down into muffin tin.
  4. Spray muffin tin with PAM, spoon in mixture to fill each muffin to 90% full. Put in 375°F oven for 20 minutes, or until tops start to brown slightly.