Humitas - South American Tamales

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut corn off the cobs, saving cobs and husks.
  • Take the largest husks, put into a pan of boiling water to soften.
  • Heat the butter in a pan, add the onion, and cook until soft.
  • Add the tomato, salt and pepper, and sugar and cook for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Add the corn, milk and eggs and cook for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove the husks from the water and dry.
  • Place 3 tablespoons of the corn mixture on the center of each husk.
  • Fold the sides of the husks over to form a small package (using two leaves if needed), tie with kitchen string.
  • Place cobs in the bottom of the pot of boiling water and place the humitas on top of the cobs.
  • Cover pot and steam for 30 minutes.
  • Serve hot.
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