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El Chollo Green Corn Tamales


These are the famous tamales from the original mexican food in the US.

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  • 12 Ears of Corn
  • 1 Cup Cornmeal
  • 1 Cup Shortening
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Cup Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 6 Strips Ortega Chilis
  • 1 LB Cheddar Cheese


Servings 6


Step 1

Remove husks from the corn and save. Remove kernals from cob with a sharp knife and grind the corn to a dough like consistancy, set aside.

Mix cornmeal, shortening, salt and sugar together and add ground corn. Mix together.

Place 4 tablespoons of mixutre into center of corn husk, top with strip of chili and add cheese. Fold husk in half.

Steam for 1 hour and serve.

Can be made into a tamale pie. Place dough in dish, top with chili and cheese back at 350 degrees for 20 minutes


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