How To Make Fresh Corn Tamales | Sweet and Savory Corn Tamales Recipe

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Sweet Corn Tamales Recipe

⭐️PORK TAMALES RECIPE

INGREDIENTS FOR SWEET CORN TAMALES

  • 2 lbs (908 g) fresh sweet corn kernels (6 to 7 ears of corn)
  • 1/3 cup (70 g) instant corn flour for masa dough
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) hot water
  • 8 Tbsp (113 g) softened butter
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) sugar
  • 2 tsp (7 g) baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 20 to 25 cleaned corn husk leaves

INGREDIENTS FOR SAVORY CORN TAMALES

  • 2 lbs (908 g) fresh sweet corn kernels (6 to 7 ears of corn)
  • 1/3 cup (70g) instant corn flour for masa dough
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) hot water
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) lard or butter softened
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 oz (227 g) shredded cheese of your choice
  • 30 to 35 corn husk leaves

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cut the bottoms of 12 to 14 ears of sweet corn
  • Remove the outer leaves / husk and clean the corn silk from the corn
  • Reserve, rinse and clean corn husk leaves
  • Clean and rinse corn
  • Using the method of your choice, cut the corn kernels from the cobs of corn
  • Divide the corn kernels if making 2 types of tamales
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FOR SWEET TAMALES

– In a small bowl combine instant corn flour, salt and hot water
– Mix well and set aside
– In a blender or food processor add 2 lbs of corn kernels and puree well
– Now add softened butter, baking powder, sugar, vanilla, instant corn flour mixture/dough and blend well
– Add pureed corn masa mixture to a bowl, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour
ASSEMBLY
– Take a corn husk leaf, add 2 to 3 Tbsp of corn masa mixture in the center
– Fold the husk around the corn mixture and fold the bottom up to secure mixture inside the husk
– In a large 16 qt steamer pot add 2 1/2 quarts of water to the bottom
– Use some of the corn cobs, place them in the center of the pot and start stacking your assembled tamales around the centered cobs in an upright position
– Once you have assembled all tamales, add extra corn husks on top of the tamales, then cover with a tea cloth or towel and cover the pot with a lid
– Place the pot on the stove and turn on the heat to start boiling the water at the bottom of the steamer pot
– Once you can here the water simmer and boil, adjust the heat to keep a medium simmer
– Cook the tamales for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, cook time may vary
– Once tamales are cooked allow them to set in the pot for 30 minutes before removing
– After 30 minutes, carefully remove each tamal and place on a baking sheet to rest for an additional 30 to 45 minutes

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FOR SAVORY TAMALES
– In a small bowl combine instant corn flour, salt and hot water
– Mix well and set aside
– In a blender or food processor add 2 lbs of corn kernels and puree well
– Now add softened butter or lard, baking powder, salt, instant corn flour mixture/dough and blend well
– Add pureed corn masa mixture to a bowl, fold in shredded cheese, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour

ASSEMBLY
– Take a corn husk leaf, add 2 to 3 Tbsp of corn masa mixture in the center
– Fold the husk around the corn mixture and fold the bottom up to secure mixture inside the husk
– In a large 16 qt steamer pot add 2 1/2 quarts of water to the bottom
– Use some of the corn cobs, place them in the center of the pot and start stacking your assembled tamales around the centered cobs in an upright position
– Once you have assembled all tamales, add extra corn husks on top of the tamales, then cover with a tea cloth or towel and cover the pot with a lid
– Place the pot on the stove and turn on the heat to start boiling the water at the bottom of the steamer pot
– Once you can here the water simmer and boil, adjust the heat to keep a medium simmer
– Cook the tamales for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, cook time may vary
– Once tamales are cooked allow them to set in the pot for 30 minutes before removing
– After 30 minutes, carefully remove each tamal and place on a baking sheet to rest for an additional 30 to 45 minutes

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45 Comments

YUMMY! ¡Delicioso! & 맛 있! 🌽 🌽 🌽 😋😋😋 Thanks for another great recipe. P.S. I miss "Gochujang Mamá".

Brittany Elaine

Thank you for being so detailed! I can not wait to try the sweet tamale recipe 🤗

Lois Gibson

Thank you for the videos. You make it look so easy. I will have to try these.

Laura Metheny

I love watching you cook! If only I could copy you.😧I have never even heard of these before. Yum! Thankyou🎃🌽

I’ve put green Chile in my savory corn tamales. I used a grater not a food processor.

LaLa Redwood Coast Creative Arts

I've always wanted the recipe for sweet corn tamales! Thank you!

Thyda Cooking TV

wonderful Tamales it should be very delicious 😋

Moon Shadow

I will definitely try these recipes. Whenever there is corn sale here, I always buy them in several kilos. But always end up steaming the corn and munch them as is. I am so afraid to try cooking tamales. But since I found your recipes, I'll give it a go.

ashley alcaraz

If I wanted a slightly firmer tamale could I add a little more of the instant corn flour? Or would that completely change the outcome of the finished product?

CELIA G

I love corn tamales!! I have to try making them. These look so good!!!

Molly Batson

Did you buy your corn at the grocery or at a farmers market? I tried to make some with corn from my local grocery, and they never set. I see a few tips I’m going to try. My family loves both traditional and sweet corn. Love watching all your videos. I’ve reached out to you for advice via email, and you replied with great advice that helped. You are pretty awesome.

The Healing Facilitator

I bet some smoked paprika would add some great flavor to the savory version. ♡ Thanks for sharing your recipes.

Elizabeth Escamilla

I have never had these. I will definitely try them. 😊

Maricela Martinez

You can save the corn silk/hair and boil with cola de cabello it make a instant uti relief tea!!!

you could put a small bowl upside down in a larger bowl and put the corn on the smaller bowl then proceed to remove the kernels

glidercoach

I live in Italy. I can't buy the corn husks where I live. All sweet corn is sold without the husks. What can I use other than corn husks?

Kaleigh Ostrewich

MAMAAAA! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes with your videos! My friend teaches cooking at a couple Y's in Houston, and when he asked me about adapting tamales to teach kids, I linked him to you IMMEDIATELY. 🌺 Keep up the great work! Your vids help me survive since I moved to NH from Houston 🌺

Ishmael Hernandez

Our tamales came out mushy…did exactly what you said.. cooked them for 1 1/2 hours, reg corn husks…maybe about 30 in the pot…can you help ?

Cleopatra Simmons

Fo you serve this with any meat/sides? Thank you.

Lefthandedscorpio

The last time I had these were in Los Angeles. Out there it had chili and cheese on top. Delicious!!

Jennifer L Turner

Just found your channel and these look SO tasty! Looking forward to binge watching more of your recipes!

Patty Cannon

I hope they TASTE better than they look. NOTHING like my Grandmother's Tamales ..

Danielle Adair

Your videos are so relaxing. And E every recipes of yours I've tried, fantastic!

Marinela Stone

Omg! Just like my mom used to make it,thank you for Sharing it!!

Cindy Sayavong

looks great! i would definitely, use the fresh corn husks. They are full of aroma and you don't have to pay extra for them. Perhaps double it up for small husk. Thank you for the recipe.

Michelle Lujan

Do I have to change any ratio if I add green chilis? Thank you. You are so wonderful how you teach. I love how you repeat because I learn better that way. You are appreciate in Tucson Az.

Margaret R Johnson

I come from a country that calls what you are making Ducunu not Tamales and its made with Corn leaves as you are doing it. Tamales in Belize are made using PLAINTAIN leaves…not banana. or any other leaves and very different.

Omg. The only thing I miss about my ex is the cooking. You bring it all back…..just the good stuff. Thnx

Jennifer de Moor

I love love love these. I used to get them at roadside stands in Mexico and now whenever I see tamales for sale, I ask if they have elote, but they never do. (And pineapple… I already found that video, too. 💕) I am SO excited to make my own. This is simple enough. Thank you for this fabulous post!

Vickie McKie

Tamales are my favorite food and the corn ones are my favorite. I live just up the road from Zwolle, LA, home of the Zwolle tamales. The thing is, no one knows how to make corn tamales. Im a really terrible cook and these look like a whole bunch of work but I think I'm going to set my cap and give it a go. Thank you for the recipe and instructions.

Patricia Self

I’m curious how to adapt this if I’m using nixtamilized corn. Corn that has been soaked in calcium hydroxide and cooked then drained and purées.

Shelley Van Hoy

My ex-husband is Mexican and he always bought tamales at the holidays. Beef, chicken, & pork with red and green sauce… dessert tamales of sweet corn and raisins & cinnamon. Such a wonderful feast and many years later I’m yearning to learn how! Thank you for a great video. Done at the right speed with just the right amount of commentary. Well done indeed!

Stephanie Smith

You're amazing! Working on my 2nd batch of beef tamales as I watch

Omg Giiirl

Don't throw out the silk! It makes a great tea! I don't know what my Indigenous ancestors used to call this recipe, but I know the Diné people also eat thus, they call it kneeling down bread. In my family we use young spring corn. And the corn was mashed nothing was added, and it was wrapped and roasted on an open fire. I've heard some people add honey, berries and even nuts, but I've only tasted the young spring corn. And they would be so gooooooood! You could have them either savory or sweet, all you had to do was add some hot sauce and salt, or even vinegar pepper sauce. Or add butter and honey or salt. I loved them plain, or with hot sauce and with a side of greens, and some chicken!!

Cynthia Castillo

I followed your recipe but they were to moist.. never firmed up 🙁

Leonor Prager

Hi love all your recipes , I would like to know please what brand and model is your food processor thank you .

Kathy Garcia

just got my cookbook, Love It , just missing my favorite ,slow cooker BBQ ribs . I know you couldn't but them all but I was hopping it would be in it . Any way congratulation and thank you for teaching an old dog some new tricks

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