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South Jersey or Philly-area: I'm looking for precooked tamales or prepared masa

mpembleton | Nov 19, 2006 02:34 AM

Does anyone know where I might find precooked, heat-and-eat tamales?

I moved back here recently after six years in Arizona, where such bags of tamales were available fresh and frozen in Hispanic food markets. I'm not sure where any of the Hispanic markets are here, or if there is an area that caters more to Mexicans than, say, Puerto Ricans or Cubans.

Costco has prepared pork tamales for about $14/dozen, but I'm dubious about their quality. I'd like to find a mom-and-pop shop that makes them fresh to steam at home, or even a little old lady who sells them at a farmers market or something.

I think restaurant takeout would be too expensive for the quantity I'd want to buy (2 or 3 dozen). Ideally, I'd like the GREEN CORN version popular around the holidays.

If not, how about anywhere that sells the bags of prepared masa dough to make your own. I have no time or desire to make masa from mesa. Maybe someday...

Thanks!

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