Easy Hot Tamales

Dan Barto

By
@gaharudan

Tamales can be time consuming, but not the way I make 'em!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

3 to 4
ears of corn
1
roasted/chopped green chile pepper, anaheim, hatch, etc
1 c
blue corn meal
1 c
masa harina
2 tsp
olive oil
1 tsp
salt
2 c
water
1 to 2 Tbsp
chile powder, depending on how hot!
3 clove
garlic finely chopped (optional)
1/2
onion finely chopped(optional)

THERE ARE A LOT OF OPTIONS FOR THE RECIPE, BEANS ETC...BUT THIS IS A REALLY FAST RECIPE FOR QUICK MEAL.

Step-By-Step

1alot of people really don't know how to eat a cooked tamale. You peel away the husk and just eat the corn filling, discarding the husk!

First step is to peel the corn and save the husks
22. Wash corn & husks and cut off corn with a knife
3On Stove, boil water, salt, oil. Turn off gas, then add corn meal... chili powder, green chiles, and about a cup of fresh corn. mix well...let cool.
44. Place a bit of mixture in two husks. (over-lapping like a X or +.) Fold over four sides and place in steamer open end down.
55. Place the steamer over the boiling water and steam the tamales until the contents are hot.
6I use homemade tomatillo hot-sauce on top of these tamales---It's really tangy, hot and garlic. Side dishes of roasted squash and Jersey sweet potato fries.....enjoy!