Humita is a Native American dish from pre-Hispanic times, and a traditional food in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru. It consists of masa harina and corn, slowly cooked in oil.
In Argentina, humitas are prepared with fresh corn, sautéed onions and some spices, depending on the region or taste. The obtained dough is wrapped in corn husks and boiled. It is also common to add some diced cheese to the dough, typically goat cheese, tomatoes and eggs.
On the next day humitas are fried on butter until they become crispy.
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Humita: tradición argentina, saborgourmet.com