Colombian Corn Cakes (Envuelto de Maíz)

  • Servings 12 Servings
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  • 3 ears fresh corn-on-cob
  • 1 cup crumbled Tropical Quesito Colombiano, divided
  • ¼ cup yellow corn meal
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Remove husks from corn cobs; set aside. Cut kernels from cobs to make 2 cups. In blender or food processor combine corn kernels, 3/4 cup crumbled cheese, corn meal, egg, butter and salt. Process until smooth.
  2. Place large outer corn husk on work surface; spoon 1 heaping tablespoon corn mixture in center of corn husk. Fold top and sides over to enclose filling. Tie with a thin piece of corn husk. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 12 packages.
  3. Place corn packages in large steamer basket; over high heat, heat water to boiling. Cover steamer and steam corn packages 1 hour.
  4. To serve, open corn package; sprinkle with remaining crumbled cheese.

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