Chevy's Sweet Corn Tamalitos

Chevy's Sweet Corn Tamalitos created by PalatablePastime

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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  • In a small bowl, mix the margarine, masa and sugar with mixer until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.
  • Blend 1/2 the corn kernels with the water in a blender until smooth.
  • Combine with margarine mixture, stirring well.
  • Add the remaining corn, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and milk.
  • Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil.
  • Pour the mixture into an 8-inch baking dish.
  • Tightly cover with plastic wrap and set atop the saucepan of boiling water.
  • Keep pan tightly wrapped and steam for 50 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Check water level often, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • I have also made this in the oven, setting the pan in a water bath.
  • 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.
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"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. Donna T.
    Does it need to actually get the steam or can I use a double boiler? This would be much easier if the steam doesn't need to actually reach the mixture.
  2. Gilda Y.
    Can this be made without using a mixer? Also can you used a rice cooker or a food steamer?
  3. toniayers86
    Can I make ahead of time and freeze it?
  4. Jim F.
    This was really good. I did it in the instant pot. Wrapped a dish with plastic wrap and put it on the steam rack with 1 cup water for 35 minutes.
  5. Ladie J.
    I just finish making it and it's delicious. Same as Chevys, I add 1 teaspoon of heavy creamy and it's perfect not hard.
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