Real Traditional Tamales

Recipe by Manuel Rios
MAKE IT SHINE! ADD YOUR PHOTO
READY IN: 4hrs
SERVES: 20
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
Advertisement

DIRECTIONS

  • You have to beat the lard, (I use a machine), beat it until it gets soft, and fluffy.
  • Add the flour, and keep beating it.
  • Into a blender put the jalapenos, onion, tomatoes, salt, and the peregil. Add some water, you are making a salsa.
  • In another pot, put some water and the chicken, and boil them.
  • Take a big spoon of the mixture of the lard and spread it on the corn leaves, add a spoon of salsa, and a piece of chicken in it. Wrap the husk so the flour mixture seals around the meat and salsa
  • Keep doing this until the mixture is gone
  • Steam them in an oversized pot.
  • In mexico we use special pots, you can use any but be sure to cook them in the vapor.
  • Let it cook, you'll know when its ready when you touch the tamale and its not fluffy any more, it gets solid.
  • When you eat it put the leaf into the trash can, you won't eat the leaf, in mexico people add some cream over it and thats good.
Advertisement