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Old 12-26-2012, 08:39 AM   #51
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Walmart! I forgot all about them. I'll have a look there, too, when I get ready to make them.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:26 AM   #52
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I'm way off the mark. I thought pigs in a blanket were cabbage rolls, also known as golumpki to Polish people. I had no idea you guys were talking about that kind of food.

Sure, I'm open for a recipe, GG. I've got a pasta pot with a steamer basket. Not sure I'll find corn husks this time of year though.
I use this one. It makes a lot but you can freeze them after wrapping, before steaming. For fillings, I've used leftover chopped chicken mixed with tomato salsa or pulled pork mixed with tomatillo salsa.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/m...ipe/index.html

We have a fairly large Mexican population here, so there are a couple of grocery stores that carry Latin ingredients. I've seen corn husks in Wal-Mart, too, but not consistently.
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Very interesting. When you have never even seen a tamale, the way they are made and the ingredients really threw me.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:58 AM   #54
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I'm not suggesting this is preferred but, in a pinch, you can wrap the tamal in foil or plastic wrap for steaming.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:00 PM   #55
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Very interesting. When you have never even seen a tamale, the way they are made and the ingredients really threw me.
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I forgot there was a video on that page, so that's helpful She doesn't add a filling over the tamale itself in this recipe, but other recipes do call for that. You only need to put a couple tablespoons of filling on the tamale before wrapping them up.

Kayelle, you mentioned serving them with chile verde - is that inside the tamales as a filling or on the side to eat with them? Do you use a filling other than the tamale?
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I used meatless chile verde or tomatillo salsa (pureed) as a topping sauce when I make chicken tamales, the filling is chicken, adobo sauce, green chilies and onions. For Shrek I add a chopped chipotle.

Pork tamales are chili powder spiced pulled pork with onions and 4 types of fresh chiles, I use a mild enchilada sauce on them as a topper.
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I forgot there was a video on that page, so that's helpful She doesn't add a filling over the tamale itself in this recipe, but other recipes do call for that. You only need to put a couple tablespoons of filling on the tamale before wrapping them up.

Kayelle, you mentioned serving them with chile verde - is that inside the tamales as a filling or on the side to eat with them? Do you use a filling other than the tamale?
GG, I often make My shortcut Chili Verde
to go along side our tamales. I like Pico de Gallo on the top of them in that case.

I made tamales just once and it was a very long story of a nightmare. Suffice it to say, I'll never do it again, and if I ever did, I would have help and not try and do it all in one day.
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GG, I often make My shortcut Chili Verde
to go along side our tamales. I like Pico de Gallo on the top of them in that case.

I made tamales just once and it was a very long story of a nightmare. Suffice it to say, I'll never do it again, and if I ever did, I would have help and not try and do it all in one day.
i made them once , all in one day. i did have help but it was just a grind. these i would buy in one of the two large mexican markets in my town.
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