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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 312.0
  • Total Fat: 11.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.1 mg
  • Sodium: 1,803.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 50.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.2 g
  • Protein: 9.8 g

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Humitas (chilean tamales)

Submitted by: OHTHEANGST
Humitas (chilean tamales)

Introduction

This is one of my favorite dishes in the world, to me there are very few comfort foods that can rival a good humita, give it a shot, chances are you will love it too. This is one of my favorite dishes in the world, to me there are very few comfort foods that can rival a good humita, give it a shot, chances are you will love it too.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    * 6 fresh corn ears
    * 2 onions
    * 1 cup of milk
    * 1 rama(s) basil
    * 2 tbsp oil
    * salt to taste

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Directions



Instrucciones
1.- Cut the corn ears in the lower part where the grains start with a knife, giving special attention to get the pluck the leaves with ease and without damage them.

2.- Peel the corns taking off the hairs (you can reserve them for infusion, makes a great mild diuretic, is excellent for period time).

3.- Select the big clean leaves in pairs of two and set them apart.

4.- Chop the corn grains and pass them for the machine for mince meat with the basil, if you dont own one of these machines you can grate it.

5.- Reserve your processed corn in a pot. Peal the onions and chop them very finely.

6.-Fry the onion in a pan with just enough oil for coat it. Once fried add to the mixture of corn together with the milk.

7.- Spice with salt and oil to taste.

8.- Fill the reserved leaves of corn with the mixture forming a pocket or papillette (papillon), finally tie them with stripes of smaller leaves.

9.- Put the neatly "packaged" humitas to boil in a pan with plenty of boiling salted water for 45 minutes aprox.

10.- When you open them you can sprinkle them with sugar if you want, or even use some chile on them, enjoy the fruits of your hard work ^^


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Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user OHTHEANGST.






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  • I really want to make these! How many should it make? I see it is 4 servings but I assume it makes more than 4 tamales..? - 7/15/10

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