Photo Essay: Edible Santiago

Food — By Bearshapedsphere (Eileen Smith) on March 31, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Image _Koba_.

Humitas are steamed fresh corn-cakes cooked in corn husks. They are almost always eaten with ensalada chilena, a mix of peeled tomatoes and onion, sprinkled with lemon juice, olive oil and salt. They may look like tamales, but they’re made with fresh corn, so they taste quite different.

Tags: cazuela, Chile, Food, humitas, pastel de choclo