History of chicos and how to cook with them!

Have you heard of chicos?  A staple of the local culinary tradition since the time of the Ancestral Puebloans, chicos (Spanish for “small”) are made by steaming whole ears of corn in the husk and then drying them.

Corn is dried in this manner throughout the southwest in a time-consuming and labor-intensive process, although the word “chicos” is mostly known in New Mexico.

Learn more about the history of this local comfort food and how to prepare it: