Masa Dumplings (With Ground Corn)

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  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
102 Calories
3g Fat
15g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 102
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 143mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 4g
Calcium 48mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These Masa Dumplings use the ground corn usually used to make tortillas to create dumplings that are perfect for adding to soups or stews that have chiles in them.


Steps to Make It

  1. For ultra-light dumplings, separate the eggs. In a medium bowl, combine the eggs yolks (or whole eggs if you don't feel like separating them) and the melted butter or oil. Stir in the masa. Sprinkle the mixture with the baking powder and stir it in to combine everything thoroughly. Add the buttermilk and stir to combine.

  2. In a large bowl, use a large whisk to beat the egg whites until they're fluffy and hold soft peaks. Fold them into the dough.

  3. Scoop out the batter by tablespoonfuls and roll each portion quickly and lightly into a ball.

  4. Add the dumplings to steadily simmering soup or a pot of simmering salted water (for serving in stew or chili). Cover and cook without lifting the lid for 10 minutes.

  5. Serve soup or stew, with a dumpling or two in each bowl.

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