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December 2021 DOTM – TAMALES

MidwesternerTT | Nov 30, 202108:17 PM     45

Welcome to our DOTM (Dish of the Month) reporting thread for December 2021. Our dish this month is Tamales.

A tutorial at Taste of Home provided this helpful info: “Tamales are corn husk-wrapped bundles filled with a corn-based dough called masa and a tasty filling. They’re most commonly associated with Mexican cuisine, though you can find tamales all over Latin America. Fillings vary from place to place, but the most common include pork, chicken, beef and vegetables… It’s traditional for friends and family to come together for a tamalada (tamale-making party), to help assemble…. Don’t eat the husk! This is a common mistake for tamal newbies. Simply unwrap, scoop out with a fork and enjoy.” https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/h...

I’m eager to try making these, but will need to find (or order) the husks. There’s quite the back/forth in online reviews of paper “husk replacements” – has anyone here successfully tried those?

Per Chowhound rules, please do not post another author's recipe verbatim. You may list ingredients and summarize the technique in your own words. If you found the recipe online, please share a link. Your photos are encouraged, but certainly not required.

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