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Green Corn Tamales Recipe
|Ears of fresh corn||12 (White /Yellow)|
|Monterey jack cheese||1 Pound, grated|
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Light cream/More salt||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Green chilies||24 , parched and peeled|
|Cheddar cheese/Longhorn cheese||1 Pound, grated|
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 13693 Calories from Fat 8565
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 981 g1508.6%
Saturated Fat 486.2 g2431.1%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 1941.5 mg
Sodium 5949.7 mg247.9%
Total Carbohydrates 1024 g341.5%
Dietary Fiber 110.1 g440.4%
Sugars 258.5 g
Protein 358 g715.5%
Vitamin A 554.7% Vitamin C 1427%
Calcium 676.2% Iron 177.3%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
2 Cut corn off cobs. Grind corn with the Jack cheese in a meat grinder, blender or food processor.
3 Cream lard and butter to a smooth and fluffy consistency with an electric mixer at medium speed. Add the ground corn and cheese mixture, sugar, cream and salt to taste. Continue to mix with the electric mixer until mixture looks like whipped cream. Add more cream if mixture is dry.
4 Cut the roasted green chiles into long strips. Spread about 2 tablespoons of the corn mixture on each corn husk. Spread mixture out into a rectangle and allow at least 2 inches of husk to extend below the corn mixture and a few inches of margin on both sides of the husk. Place about 2 strips of green chile down the center of the corn mixture, then sprinkle with a few pinches of the grated Cheddar cheese.
5 Hold the two sides of the tamale together to make the corn mixture fold up around the filling. Then tuck one edge of the husk over the top of the tamale and roll, tying the ends with strips of corn husks. If preferred, the bottom end of the husk can be folded up over the bottom of the tamale before rolling. If you plan to freeze the tamales, freeze them at this point.
6 Place the tamales upright on a rack in a pressure cooker or large steaming kettle. Before the rack is completely filled with tamales, pour 1 to 2 cups water into the bottom of the pan, about 1/2 inch deep.
7 Steam at 15 pounds pressure for 25 minutes, or in conventional steamer for 45 minutes.