Easy Hot Tamales

Dan Barto

By
@gaharudan

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


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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

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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

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22. Wash corn & husks and cut off corn with a knife

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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.

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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.

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55. Place the steamer over the boiling water and steam the tamales until the contents are hot.

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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!