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Tamale

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Total Time:
1 day
Serves:40
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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Ingredients

  • 4 dozen - Corn husks
  • 1 lb - Pork lard
  • 2 tsp - salt
  • 2 tbsp - chilli powder
  • 3 lbs - Corn dough
  • 5 tbsp - water
  • For mixture: 2 lbs - ground Pork
  • 2 - onions, minced
  • 2 Cloves - garlic, crushed
  • Chilli powder to taste
  • 1 tsp - mashed cumin
  • 6 tbsp - raisins, finely chopped
  • 1 cup - water
  • 1 tbsp - lard

How to Make

  • For the filling, fry the meat, add onion, garlic, chilli powder, cumin seeds and raisins.
  • Add 1 cup water and simmer until the meat is done.
  • Soak corn husks in water one day before using.
  • Work lard, chilli powder, salt into corn dough.
  • Add water and knead with hands until smooth.
  • Using the back of a spoon, spread mixture thinly and evenly on the inside of a husk, covering about half.
  • Place 1 tbsp of mixture on corn dough covered portion of husk, spreading thinly.
  • Lap one side of husk over the other folding under the portion of the husk which does not contain the corn dough.
  • Steam them in a large cooker.
  • Add 1 tbsp lard and 2 tbsp of chilli powder to one quart of water and pour over tamales.
  • Cover with additional husks and steam for 4-5 hours.
  • When corn dough is done, it will pull away from the husks when unfolded.