3. Humitas Back

  • 6 ground corn ears (save husks)
  • 2 finely chopped onions
  • 2 tbsps butter or margarine
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped basil
  • 1 tsp red chili
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 finely chopped green chili
  • Oregano and pepper

Fry onions in butter or margarine with salt, oregano, pepper and colored chili until cooked. Add basil, green chili and ground corn ears. All these ingredients are pre-cooked. If necessary add milk.

The corn husks are dipped in boiling water. Join two of them at a time and add 3 tbsp of the corn, mix and make a package tying it with string. These packages or humitas are places in a large 3 liter pot with salted boiling water. Cook for 30 minutes continuously in boiling water.

You can also cook this corn mixture in a pot adding more milk. This is called "humitas in a pan". This dish is served with Chilean salad or topped with powdered sugar.