Swiss Chard Tamales

Swiss Chard Tamales
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  • 1 ¼ cups crumbled queso fresco
  • 1 ½ cups cold lard or vegetable shortening
  • 3 ¾ cups cold water
  • 4 ½ cups masa harina, such as Maseca
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 3 medium serrano chiles, seeded, ribs removed, and finely chopped
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • + 4 more ingredients
    • ¼ medium white onion, finely chopped
    • ½ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
    • 1 ½ pounds Swiss chard, stems removed and leaves halved lengthwise
    • 30 corn husks

Place corn husks in a large bowl or baking dish, cover completely with hot water, and weigh down with a plate or bowl to fully submerge. Soak until husks are very pliable, at least 2 hours at room temperature or overnight in the refrigerator. Drain, squeeze out excess water, and wipe dry. Bring...

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