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Old 12-25-2012, 03:27 PM   #11
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I like a red or green enchilada sauce (Hatch's if you can get it) over my tamales. You want it mild so it does not overshadow the tamales.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:13 PM   #12
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No Pac, the husk is not edible! You do however, heat them with the husk intact and just flip the tamale onto a plate when it's hot. I steam mine but I'm sure directions come with them. I like some kind of a Mexican sauce to put on the top, or just a simple Pico de Gallo is good.
Thanks. I honestly wasn't sure if there was some thin layer that steaming made edible. I guess it's just for flavor then.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:23 PM   #13
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Thanks. I honestly wasn't sure if there was some thin layer that steaming made edible. I guess it's just for flavor then.
Actually, if you can't find corn husks, you can use parchment paper to wrap them. It helps to hold their shape while they are steamed. Corn husks were just invented before parchment paper...
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:27 PM   #14
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Actually, if you can't find corn husks, you can use parchment paper to wrap them. It helps to hold their shape while they are steamed. Corn husks were just invented before parchment paper...
So they don't add flavor? I thought they did because when I grill corn (in the husk) I always get that nice corn smell when the husks burn a little.
Parchment paper I have
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:29 PM   #15
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So they don't add flavor? I thought they did because when I grill corn (in the husk) I always get that nice corn smell when the husks burn a little.
Parchment paper I have
They may add some flavor, I'm just making a suggestion in case you can't find the husks in PA. If nothing else, I would be happy to mail you some.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:03 PM   #16
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They may add some flavor, I'm just making a suggestion in case you can't find the husks in PA. If nothing else, I would be happy to mail you some.
Thanks for the offer. I'll see what the store brings, but knowing that parchment paper will also work is a great tip.
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I order most of my meat from Omaha Steaks and the price is more expensive than the supermarket but pretty close to what I'd pay in a local butcher shop, but what you get in the butcher shop isn't vacuum packed in perfect portion sizes.

I ordered a package from Made in Buffalo containing 6 lbs of Sahlen's hot dogs, a jar of Weber's mustard and a bottle of Ted's hot dog sauce. I haven't got the package yet, but if it works out, they also have a 5 lb Wardynski's mixed beef and pork balogna, and I have a slicer. Don't give me that baloney. I want Wardynski's!
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:47 PM   #18
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I've ordered lots of non-perishable food items from Amazon, such as:
San Marzano Canned Whole Tomatoes
Bionaturae Organic Canned Whole Tomatoes, Kadoya Dark Sesame Oil
Newman's Own Organics Cinnamon Graham Alphabet Cookies
Michael Seasons Thin and Crispy Unsalted Potato Chips
Dove Promises Milk Chocolate
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Various Cereals
Sesmark Savory Thins
Canned Sardines
Canned Tuna
and other food items.

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Dried porcini mushrooms from Pistol River:
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Bustelo Cafe Instant Espresso from Java Cabana
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Oh yes, once a year I order from javacabana.com too. I get a case of Medaglia dÓro Instant Espresso.
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I once got felafel from chicago, i was in the mood for it, didnt feel like frying them up. Had them overnighted to my house, and they were great. Unfortunately, i lost the website.
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