Tamale cakes with avocado sauce

Tamale Cakes with Avocado Sauce

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Are you looking for something a little different to make as a meal or appetizer? Consider making these little tamale cakes. They are a lot less work than tamales and just as tasty!

Tamale Cakes with Avocado Sauce

makes 12

Avocado cream sauce


2 large ripe avocados
1 C greek yogurt
1 lime, juiced


Peel the avocado and remove the pit
Add the flesh into a food processor or blender
Add in the yogurt and lime
Puree until smooth.

Tamale Cakes 


2 C frozen corn
1 C sweet cream butter, softened
3 1/2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 C corn flour, masa harina
4 tbsp flour


Puree 1 C of corn in a food processor

Combine butter, sugar and salt with the corn

Blend with an electric mixture until smooth

Add the masa and the flour and blend well

mix in the remaining corn

measure 1/2 C portion into 3 inch patties

arrange patties onto a cookie sheet and bake 25/30 minutes at 400 degrees

flip the patties and bake 5-7 minutes longer

pull out of oven and set aside to cool down,

place onto a plate and drizzle the avocado sauce and top with chopped tomatoes and diced avocado.

Learn About Masa

Ancient Aztecs were highly dependent on corn. They even worshipped Centeotl, the goddess of corn. Centeotl symbolized corn, an vitally food crop that was resistant to disease and freezing temperatures. Aztecs discovered that ashes from cooking fires mixed with water created an alkaline lime mixture that softened, partially dissolved, and helped remove the kernel’s tough outer skin, making corn easier to cook and make into masa.

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