Spend time with your loved ones making these humitas, then enjoy one serving as a reward for your work.
Ecuadoran cooks place a coin in the bottom of the pot before adding the steamer filled with humitas. The coin noisily vibrates on the bottom of the pot as the water simmers. The coin stops making noise when all the water has evaporated. This tells the cook that additional boiling water is needed.
Dry corn husks can be used instead of the fresh corn husks. Blanch in boiling hot water, then use as directed.