Submitted by Cecilia Echeverría, Chile
Humitas is a typical Chilean food.
Use fresh corn on the cob.
Remove the corn from the cob by slicing it off carefully with a knife.
Chop the corn, then place it in a blender with 5 basil leaves.
When it is well ground put it in a pan with cut chives, butter and salt to taste.
Meets in ground corn and fried, cooked to be semi solid paste, served hot with tomato salad. You can add sugar to corn dough.
They are delicious!
Hugs to all, love.
Here is a more detailed recipe for those hesitant to try to guage how much of each item to add: http://laylita.com/recipes/2008/09/05/humitas/