This comforting side would also be great for brunch.
Makes 12 servings
Char chiles over gas flame or in broiler until blackened on all sides. Enclose in paper bag 15 minutes. Peel and seed chiles, then cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-wide strips.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously butter 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Combine 1 1/2 cups corn, eggs, and next 3 ingredients in blender. Blend until almost smooth. Transfer mixture to large bowl. Add sour cream and Maseca; stir until blended, then stir in ham, cheese, chiles, and remaining 1/2 cup corn. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish. Bake until corn pudding is puffed and golden brown in spots on top, about 40 minutes.
*These fresh green chiles, often called pasillas, are available at some supermarkets and at specialty foods stores and Latin markets.
**Maseca (instant corn masa mix) is available at Latin markets.
ROBERTO SANTIBAÑEZ, As Featured in Epicurious Magazine