I love tamales, but who has all day to wrap them? Here is a much easier solution! You basically make one big tamale in a baking dish and bake instead of steam. Super easy and super yummy!
What you'll need:
5 ears of corn
2 tbsp. butter
a big pinch of kosher salt
a pinch of white pepper (if you don't have white regular black pepper is fine)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup grits
1 green chili, de-seeded and finely chopped or a half a small can of green chilies
1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
What you'll do:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Peel the husks off all the corn and place in a bowl of water. Remove all the silky strings. Next, cut all the corn off into a large bowl.
Now take half of the corn and liquid and put in a food processor with the grits and pulse until pureed and set aside. In a large pan melt the butter and add the rest of the corn, cream, salt and pepper. Saute on low for about 5 minutes. Add the pureed corn to the pan and stir. Turn the heat off, add a handful of the cheese and mix. Fold in the chilies.
Grease a 8×8 baking dish and line with some corn husks. Dollop some mixture on the husks to keep them flat.