Cachapas Con Queso De Mano (Venezuelan Cheese-Filled Corn Cakes)

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated July/August 2023

There's no denying the chemistry between sweet corn and fresh dairy. Cachapas con queso de mano are Venezuela's melty, savory-sweet celebration of the affinity.

SERVES 4

TIME 40 minutes

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

When made in Venezuela with indigenous corn, cachapas comprise little more than corn, salt, and butter. We needed to adapt the recipe to work with American corn varieties. We made ours with modest amounts of masarepa, egg, and Mexican crema...

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