Green Corn Tamales

Green Corn Tamales

Time: 1 hrs 50 mins

Ingredients

  • 24 ears corn, save husks
  • 1/2 lb cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar (I use Splenda) or 3/4 cup Splenda sugar substitute (I use Splenda)
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 -16 ounces cheddar cheese or 12 -16 ounces cheese, of choice cut into 1-ounce pieces
  • 1 (24 ounce) can whole green chilies, cut into strips
  • aluminum foil, for wraping (12 to 16 pieces 12x12)

Directions

  • 1 Cut both ends of the corn, remove husks and save for wraping,(Put husk in water), cut corn kernels off the cob, use a spoon and scrap corn cobs.
  • 2 Place corn kernels in food processor, grind, Add cornmeal and grind together, set aside.
  • 3 Beat shortening and butter with electric mixer until creamy, add sugar, half and half and salt; ADD corn mixture and mix well.
  • 4 FOR each TAMALE, overlap two or more corn husk and spread some of the corn mixture onto the husk.
  • 5 Place one cheese strip and chile strips(I used about 1/2 of a whole chile in each tamale without seeds, seeds makes then HOTER your choice).
  • 6 Top with MORE corn mixture; Bring edges of husk over OR add another husk on top, to cover filling complety, Bring bottom of husk over tamale.
  • 7 Wrap in foil,lay tamale on foil, bring one side over, bring up the bottom, then bring other side over leaving top open.
  • 8 Place tamales upright in a steamer or large kettle with steamer basket in bottom.
  • 9 Steam for 45 to 50 minutes, enjoy.
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