Sweet Potato Tamales
1/4 cup butter, at room temp.
2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 pounds yams, scrubbed and halved lengthwise
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup vegetable broth
1 1/4 cups masa harina
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 or 3 canned chipotle chiles, drained and chopped up
Salt and pepper
20 dried corn husks, soaked
In a small bowl, mix butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Set yam halves, cut side up, in a baking dish, and rub cut sides equally with butter mixture. Bake in a 350° oven until soft when pressed, about 1 hour. Scoop flesh from sweet potatoes (discard skins) into a
bowl; mash with a fork until smooth. In a 1- to 2-quart pan over low heat, melt shortening.Pour in broth and stir until warm. Add broth mixture to sweet potatoes; mix well.
at 5:57 AM on Dec. 6, 2010