Sunday, November 15, 2009

Chile Today, Hot Tamale..........








Hi Everybody...
I hope you all had a Kick-Ass Week-End!
I've been trying for an hour to get blogger to let me post this.
I'm NOT very High Tech as you all know, and I was getting VERY Non-Plussed!
Today...I made Home-Made Tamales.
Yesterday, our local Meijers had pork steak and pork shoulder for .99 cents a pound! I took a 5# package, and cooked it till it fell apart. I then shredded it and mixed in some Cumin, Chile Powder, Garlic, Salt, and a can of Chipoltle Chiles, and let it set overnight. Two hours before I started the process of assembling the tamales, I soaked the corn husks in some water.
I then took 2#'s of the masa flour and added 2 cups of corn oil with some Mexican Spices, and added 2 quarts of chicken broth. When it reached the consistancy of peanut butter, I spread it on the soaked husk, added some seasoned meat, and folded it over, and set it aside.
This made about 4 dozen huge tamales. I then needed to steam them for about two hours. I had a kettle that I used to deep fry a turkey, so I put a collander ot the bottom, and filled it with water to about an inch from covering it. I stacked the tamales upright tightly in a basket that is supposed to hold chicken wings so they would not unfold, and set it on the collander, covered it, and two hours later they turned out perfect!
My son Reese, My nephew Kurtice, and myself, polished off about one dozen at dinner,
and we all have lunch for tomorrow!!
Not bad for a Gringo Eh?
I figured that the 4 dozen cost me about 10 bucks!!
Have a Great Week everyone...
Peace...!!!

15 comments:

Thom said...

WOOT!!!! Okay I know what I'm making for the UH game next week. We have one two games in a row...WOOT!!! Have a great week my friend :) Aloha

Shadow said...

you sure are successful in your adventurous state! yummy!

lime said...

you sure you're really a gringo?

looking good

Mr. O said...

Now you need to sell them in the parking lot at walmart

Lynn said...

Yum - and I am impressed that you made that effort!

Serena said...

Woo-hoo, hot tamales on parade! I think even my gringo tummy would like those.:)

Perchpike said...

G, I didn't know you could cook. I love Tamales. When is dinner? I made a pot of venison chili for the hunt.

buffalodick said...

Good job! I've been wanting to tackle them, and this looks pretty good!

Brian Miller said...

nicely done! was doing a training in el paso once and one of the participants brought home made green chile tamales...man o man! hungry now...thanks a lot! smiles.

S said...

If I lived near you I would be SO fat because Id be coming over to raid your fridge often for leftovers!

Jessie said...

they look good amigo.

smiles,

Akelamalu said...

I like the sound of those! :)

Lou said...

Did you hear about everyone loading a ring tone into their phones, and everyone's cell phone going off at the same time at the Ohio/Michigan game. Some guy is doing it at his website. Can't remember the name of the website, but google "bongo" and maybe you can find it.

Susan Anderson said...

I would be hungry if I could get the idea of floating fecal matter out of my mind, LOL. Just kidding. Looks delish.

Nessa said...

Yummy.

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