Sunday, November 15, 2009
Chile Today, Hot Tamale..........
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...