Monday, May 3, 2010

Sweet Corn Tomalito Recipe

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Sweet corn tomalito is that corn pudding that comes on the side of your plate at Chevy's.  Years ago I found this recipe that rivals Chevy's amazing sweet corn tomalito.  I follow the microwave instructions offered by a reviewer on

source: tweaked from
prep time: 20 minutes
cook time: 1 hour (or 11 minute in microwave)
serves: 8

5 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup masa harina
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup water
2 cups frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons milk

In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, masa flour, and sugar until light and fluffy. 

In a food processor or blender, blend one cup of the corn kernels with the water and cornmeal just until smooth. 

Stir corn mixture into the masa mixture. Add the remaining corn, baking powder, salt, and milk, mixing until the batter is smooth. 

Pour into an 8x8 inch glass baking dish.

Place the baking dish over a large saucepan of simmering water. Cover the baking dish tightly with aluminum foil, and steam for 50 to 60 minutes, or until firm. Check water occasionally, and refill if necessary. Stir pudding before serving to give it a consistent texture. Serve in small scoops.

* alternative, quick-cook method: microwave at 30% power for 7 minutes then at full power for 4 minutes. Stir mixture and serve in small scoops.

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