Chevy’s Sweet Corn Tomalito

  • 5 Tbsp butter, softened
  • ¼ cup masa
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 cups corn kernels
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp milk

In a small bowl, mix the butter, masa and sugar (using electric mixer) until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.

Blend half the corn kernels with the water in a blender until smooth. Combine this mixture with the butter mixture, stirring well. Add the remaining corn kernels, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and milk and mix well.

Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Pour the corn mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish. Tightly cover with plastic wrap and set atop the saucepan of boiling water. Keep pan tightly wrapped and steam for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (Check water level in saucepan often and add more water if necessary.)

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