Corn Humitas with blue cheese

Chef: Richard Fletcher

Ethnic: Chilean
Main Ingredient: corn
Categories: Main
Meal Type: Dinner
Food Type: Vegetarian
Servings: 10
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:25 minutes

Here’s another version of Corn Humitas.

  • 10 whole corn husks
  • 1 tbsp, leaves basil
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/4 cup Corn flour, masa, enriched, yellow
  • 10 ear, large (7-3/4" to 9" long) yields corn | corn on the cob
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 whole jalapeno Pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 oz blue cheese
  • 1 whole chipotle peppers in adobo sauce


Soak the corn husks in a bowl of warm water.
Chuck the corn. With a knife take off the corn kernels and add to blender. Blend and stir with a spoon. You don’t want to blend until smooth. It should be chunky.
Add olive oil to pan. Sauté the onions, garlic and jalapeno Pepper. Sauté until the mixture is golden brown. Add the corn mixture from the blender. Cook and stir for around 5 minutes. Add the corn meal. Cook for around 10 minutes until mixture becomes somewhat thick. Add the blue cheese and adobo sauce.
Spread the dough out over the corn husks to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness.  Fold the sides of the husks in toward the center and place in a steamer. Tie string around the tamales to ensure the filling doesn ’t come out.
Steam for 25 minutes.

Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Corn Humitas with blue cheese
Servings Per Batch 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories167 Calories from Fat 4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g7%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 2g1%
Sodium 63mg3%
Potassium 454mg13%
Total Carbohydrate 32g11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Sugars 10g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 3%
Iron 1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.