Well tonight I made tamales for the first time. And I am trying the low carb diet so was shocked to find out how few carbs are in baby corn! These turned out a little mooshier than expected but very delicious and I am estimating about four carbs per tamale.
Boneless pork roast 1 Lb
Salt and pepper to taste
I used a bit of Krogers brand jarred enchilada sauce
Put in in the slow cooker on high for a few hours
This is where it gets weird:
Two or three cans baby corn, smashed in a food processor
3/4 cup almond meal or flour
One tbs cumin
One tsp garlic salt
One tsp chile powder ( I used chipotle)
Three tbs coconut oil
Corn husks softened in very hot water for 15 minutes
Whatever condiments you want. I served sliced avocado, salsa, and sour cream.
Place pork roast in slow cooker rubbed with whatever spices you want… I used oregano garlic salt black pepper and a little jarred enchilada sauce. Set on high for four hours.
Masa: put three cans of drained baby corn thru food processor. Really mash it up. Add 3/4 cup almond flour. Add cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper to taste . Add the coconut oil and stir it all up.
Meanwhile be soaking corn husks in hot (boiling) water for 15 minutes.
Take out a husk, spread some masa over 2/3 of it, place a line of pork over that, and roll it up. I did left, bottom, right , leaving the top open.
Steam your tamales till semi firm. I had no steamer so I used a colander inside a really big pot. It took like 30 minutes per six tamales.
Serve with whatever condiments you want ( avocado, salsa, sour cream). Enjoy!