|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 3g||4%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||4%|
|Total Carbohydrate 15g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||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.|
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.
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.
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.
Scoop out the batter by tablespoonfuls and roll each portion quickly and lightly into a ball.
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.
Serve soup or stew, with a dumpling or two in each bowl.