Tamale Time!

by Emily on September 22, 2011 · 0 comments

in Food

Today, I helped friends make hundreds of tamales. Literal hundreds. Never mind that I've never even made one before. I got a free lesson that a lot of other people would pay for. Perhaps I have some readers that would like to take an informal tamale lesson someday? First, we mixed masa / masa harina (corn flour) with lard and salt.

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Then we rolled the flour into hundreds of little balls.

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Finally, my friends loaded up the corn husks with a little sauce and a ball of dough, then filled an imprint in the dough with chicken or pork and a quarter of a fresh jalapeño and topped it with more sauce before wrapping it all up. They'll be steamed in their husks.

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That's how I spent my day. Happy Almost Friday!

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