Hot Tamale Bites

Monique Radford


I always have tamales left over and tried this recipe on my family and they gobbled them up quick. No one knew what they were eating until I told them. You can dress them with you own flavors, I choose green onion and cheese today in this picture


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6 to 8
15 Min
5 Min
Deep Fry


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One dozen
tamales homemade or store bought
2 cups
panko breadcrumbs
1 cup
2 cup
veg oil

How to Make Hot Tamale Bites


  • 1Whisk eggs in a bowl
  • 2Cut unwrapped tamales into bite size pieces
  • 3Put flour in another bowl and dredge pieces in flour
  • 4Add bread crumbs in another bowl
  • 5Take flour coated pieces and dip into egg mix to wet
  • 6Then dip into breadcrumbs and set on wax paper or paper towel
  • 7Heat oil to a good frying temp about 350•
  • 8When hot drop in pieces, cook until golden brown about 3 to 4 mins in batches of 10. Don't crowd the pan
  • 9Drain on paper towel. Serve. With Guacamole dip or salsa

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About Hot Tamale Bites

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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