Home Cooking

Tamales

Masa Harina for tamales

Share:

Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
Home Cooking 5

Masa Harina for tamales

blaze | Jan 16, 2012 07:45 AM

Going to give tamales a try and the recipe (Alton Brown) calls for masa harina. The only thing I could find at the grocery store is Harina de maiz (corn masa mix). Is this the same thing?

Also, I've made tamales 2 other times -- once they came out great; the other, not so good. I used shortening both times. The recipe calls for lard (of course), but I don't think my store carries it. I've seen threads where people have said they used butter or oil instead. If I can't get my hands on some lard in the next day or so, what's the best alternative?

Thanks.

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound