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Corn Tamales

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Ingredients
  Ears of white corn/Ears of green corn 60 (5 Dozens)
  Salt 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Longhorn cheese/Mexican cheese 2 Pound, shredded
  Green chile 4 Cup (64 tbs), roasted
  Corn husks 1 Large (As Required)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Dehusk the corn by cutting off 2 to 3 inches off the top and slicing off the base. This cuts off the tip of the cob and the silk of the corn.
2) Pull the husks away, rinse, drain and put aside.
3) Using a sharp knife, scrape the kernels off the cob with slicing the latter.
4) Grind the collected kernels to a thick powder, called the masa, using a blender or meat grinder. Set aside.

MAKING
5) In a large bowl, add salt, sugar, cheese and green chiles.
6) Open up a large husk, and place 2 tablespoons of masa in the centre.
7) Spoon a tablespoon of the cheese and chili mixture and place it on top of the masa.
8) Fold over the right edge of the husk towards the left side of the filling. Holding the end tight with one finger, fold the left side of the husk to the right of the filling.
9) Now, roll the bottom third of the husk up and turn the tamale over.
10) Repeat the process till all the chili-cheese mixture is used up.
11) Place the tamales on a large plate with their open side facing up. Place in the freezer or refrigerator for a few minutes, allowing it to congeal.
12) Close shut the lose end and place in a steamer with the closed side facing down.
13) On a low flame, steam the corn tamales for about 90 minutes.

SERVING
14) Serve the steamed corn tamales with spicy salsa.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Steamed
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Corn
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
110 Minutes
Servings: 
60

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