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#5532537 - 01/10/15 11:20 AM Tamales
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Any tips? Thinking about having a few cold ones at Georges then stopping in the Mercardo for some tamale ingredients.
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#5532659 - 01/10/15 12:19 PM Re: Tamales [Re: wacorusty]
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My tip is to buy them already made. I have a dozen in my frig minus two I ate last night.
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#5533110 - 01/10/15 04:39 PM Re: Tamales [Re: wacorusty]
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I just spent $40 on enough ingredients to make 10 dozen. I've had at least that many people tell me it's a of work. Guess I'm just curious. 8lb butt is about to go on the green egg.
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#5533785 - 01/10/15 09:05 PM Re: Tamales [Re: wacorusty]
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if your like me and you like the tamale to slide off the shuck just use a little extra lard

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#5534169 - 01/11/15 06:03 AM Re: Tamales [Re: wacorusty]
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You're supposed to use a hog head gringo.
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#5534275 - 01/11/15 08:19 AM Re: Tamales [Re: Cast]
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Originally Posted By: Cast
You're supposed to use a hog head gringo.


Goat head guero.
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#5534298 - 01/11/15 08:37 AM Re: Tamales [Re: bigbob_ftw]
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Originally Posted By: bigbob_ftw
Originally Posted By: Cast
You're supposed to use a hog head gringo.


Goat head guero.


Nice!

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#5534549 - 01/11/15 11:04 AM Re: Tamales [Re: wacorusty]
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Wife wasn't down with hog head. At least I didn't go chicken or turkey! I'm using my dried pepper blend. That means there will be fewer people eating them


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#5534572 - 01/11/15 11:11 AM Re: Tamales [Re: wacorusty]
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I love me some tamales.
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#5534629 - 01/11/15 11:29 AM Re: Tamales [Re: wacorusty]
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My first time doing without a room full of mexican women telling me what to do. Don't think my ratios are perfect, probably have some stuff leftover and not enough other.
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#5534674 - 01/11/15 11:47 AM Re: Tamales [Re: wacorusty]
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Sounds like you're in good hands.
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#5534701 - 01/11/15 11:59 AM Re: Tamales [Re: wacorusty]
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Originally Posted By: wacorusty
I just spent $40 on enough ingredients to make 10 dozen. I've had at least that many people tell me it's a of work. Guess I'm just curious. 8lb butt is about to go on the green egg.


Don't put it in the egg. Boil the meat. Save the water to use for the masa. It makes all the difference. Buy pork carnitas instead. PM me if you really want to know. Do it your own way if you like the trial and error method. It's all about the masa.

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#5534741 - 01/11/15 12:12 PM Re: Tamales [Re: wacorusty]
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I smoked the pork on the egg for 2 hrs instead of braising it. I simmered it in a pot for 4 more and used the stock in the masa.
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#5535229 - 01/11/15 02:12 PM Re: Tamales [Re: wacorusty]
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Slave labor

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#5536563 - 01/11/15 09:16 PM Re: Tamales [Re: wacorusty]
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My brother-in-law made some using a deer neck. They turned out very good.
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