Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tamale Griddle Cakes


I got this recipe from blog hopping! I found this one on Prudence Pennywise which is one of the recipe blogs that I love to visit and its listed on my favorites. So if you like this recipe you might want to check out her blog too! Here's a link to her griddle cake recipe: http://prudencepennywise.blogspot.com/2009/08/tamale-griddle-cakes.html. I added just a little more chicken broth but it's the same basic recipe.

Anyway, I went to a class once to learn how to make tamales and what I really learned was that I will never have the patience to make tamales. I love eating them though...so I'm glad that there are people that make them so well! :-) These griddle cakes taste a lot like tamales and can be topped with whatever you like! I had some leftover crock pot pulled pork and it was great on top! I also added some shredded lettuce, sour cream and Sandy's Famous Salsa. My girls also loved them with cheese on top! I love this kind of recipe because you can let your kids help build their own and that always seems to motivate them to eat more!


Tamale Griddle Cakes (makes 12 silver dollar sized patties)
1 can corn, drained (apx. 1 1/2 cups corn)
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 Tbls. sugar
pinch of salt
heaping 1/2 cup scoop of masa harina
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup vegetable or chicken broth

In a blender or food processor, process 3/4 cup of the corn and all of the butter together until smooth. Pour into bowl and add the other 3/4 cup corn kernels. Add all other ingredients except broth. Start by adding 1/2 cup of the broth and mix well. Add more broth as needed to completely moisten batter. The batter will be thick however.

Shape into 12 small patties. Cook on a non-stick griddle like pancakes, allowing tamale cakes to brown on both sides. I also used the spatula to flatten them a bit which helped them cook. Top with your favorite toppings! Pork, chicken, cheese, sour cream, salsa, avacado, etc!

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