Huitlacoche Tamales

Tamales de Huitlacoche

Preparation info
  • 14 tamales (about


    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Food and Life of Oaxaca: Traditional Recipes from Mexico′s Heart

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1997

  • About

This is a southern and central Mexican dish that I have often had in Oaxaca and can’t resist including here. Now that U.S. cooks have increasing access to huitlacoche or cuitlacoche, the delectable corn fungus that Mexicans prize like truffles, these are among the simplest as well as best of tamales. Some enterprising growers sell huitlacoche at farmers’ markets during the corn season, and it is also available frozen by mail order. Once in a while it can be found canned