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Feral hogs for tamales? #3910007 01/03/13 12:13 AM
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I was trying to 'barter' trading feral hogs for tamales, and I keep getting asked if they taste the same.

Now...hogs are hogs, imo.. heh... but hey, I could be wrong as I never made tamales before.

Anyone know how to prepare a feral hog that is shot so someone can make tamales out of it?

I am told all they do is steam the hog meat so I am assuming quartering the hog would be enough.

Thanks:)

Russ


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Re: Feral hogs for tamales? [Re: JohnRussell] #3910231 01/03/13 01:15 AM
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Skin the head, then boil it till all the meat falls off...in a distant location. Or, if you're not married, bake it.

They taste different from domestic pig.


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Re: Feral hogs for tamales? [Re: RobertYuras] #3910409 01/03/13 01:59 AM
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Heh, I heard they use the head and then I am told people use pork butts as well. I am fine with either, but if I use the head, I think I want to make sure I know what the hell I am doing better wink till then, I'll stick with the rest of the body wink

BUT.. I really would have a blast making my own tamales, I just want to learn how to do them right first.

To start, I think I will try to bribe some nice people into taking lots of pork in trade for tamales.. and if I am lucky, they will let me sit down and make them too wink


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Re: Feral hogs for tamales? [Re: JohnRussell] #3910454 01/03/13 02:13 AM
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I've been really successful in finding exactly that. Me personally, I don't need 15 dozen tamales, so if I can get 2-3 dozen in exchange for 2 feral hogs, I'm all over it. Find a barbacoa shop, go talk to those ladies behind the counter.


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Re: Feral hogs for tamales? [Re: RobertYuras] #3910560 01/03/13 02:36 AM
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That is what I am talking about!..

Now if I can find someone that wants a dadgum Mouflon or Aoudad.. I'll be set.. lol

Not sure what I am going to do with the next one of those two we get.

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Re: Feral hogs for tamales? [Re: JohnRussell] #3910634 01/03/13 02:55 AM
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I don't think the buzzards eat either of those...


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Re: Feral hogs for tamales? [Re: RobertYuras] #3916003 01/04/13 03:59 PM
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I think 15 dozen tamales definitely falls in the NEED category.

Re: Feral hogs for tamales? [Re: Texpolo1106] #3916020 01/04/13 04:05 PM
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Well, tamales in general are a "need", no?

I am just saying that if I supply someone with 200lbs of pork they do not have to buy, that I want to get a fair amount of tamales for the other hog I supply. I am also willing to supply help making all the tamales.

I think that is totally fair and, frankly, don't think I could even store 15 dozen tamales.

my issue is not getting a ton for me.. I just enjoy sharing the sausages and tamales etc so.. I tend to over stock so I do not give more away and not get a few myself.

But.. thanks for replying and clarifying.... I guess..

yikes.. should have added a :P at the end.. I was teasing on the last line.. not trying to me a jerk.. heh

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Re: Feral hogs for tamales? [Re: JohnRussell] #3919694 01/05/13 10:07 PM
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Did Y'all shoot an Aoudad? Cool looking critters. not sure how they taste though. Russ, you need to post some pics!


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Pork shoulder or butt either one make good tamales. We have given our tamale lady a butt before and she made some damn good tamales. She's hinted for another one for a couple of months now. Oh and one other thing, our dozens she now sells to us have 14 in them.


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Pork shoulder or butt either one make good tamales. We have given our tamale lady a butt before and she made some damn good tamales. She's hinted for another one for a couple of months now. Oh and one other thing, our dozens she now sells to us have 14 in them.


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Re: Feral hogs for tamales? [Re: VigoPark] #3927338 01/08/13 12:53 AM
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I had some this weekend made out of pork butt. They were awesome!

Re: Feral hogs for tamales? [Re: Ringer1] #3928876 01/08/13 01:47 PM
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For many years my father had a deer lease in Benevides, TX. The old Exxon station was the post office and dominoes playing hang out. They sold the best tamales anywhere. We would trade javalina for tamales. If a javelina works, I would imagine a feral pig would do just fine?

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if javalina works...even that mouflon will work


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Re: Feral hogs for tamales? [Re: RobertYuras] #3931368 01/09/13 12:22 AM
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My wife prefers for me to save her 1 a year for tamales. I just take the quarters and she bakes them low and low in a turkey bag. Makes great tamales.

Re: Feral hogs for tamales? [Re: BrianS] #3931993 01/09/13 02:45 AM
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Where do we drop them off?


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Re: Feral hogs for tamales? [Re: JohnRussell] #3955655 01/15/13 06:45 PM
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I just got done making a batch from a ham and a butt. Still tons of meat left over.

I use Alton Brown's tamale recipe, I just prefer to smoke my hog meat instead of boil it like his recipe requires. After I smoke it, I pull it and throw it in a pot with the spices as called for in the recipe, but don't boil it, just let it simmer to get the spices transferred to the meat.

Stuff is FANTASTIC!

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/hot-tamales-recipe/index.html

And yes, use lard, not shortening for the masa.

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Re: Feral hogs for tamales? [Re: APynckel] #3972556 01/20/13 04:04 PM
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couldnt you freeze tamales and microwave as you need them ?

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heck yes!


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Re: Feral hogs for tamales? [Re: RobertYuras] #4062754 02/18/13 03:52 PM
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Pork shoulder or ham deep fried and pulled. It's good on or in anything.

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we use the hams and make big batches, can never have too many smile

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Traditionally tamales are made from the fattiest parts of the pig, Head and butt. When skinning the hog try to leave as much fat as possible. We have a 15 gallon caldron filled 1/4 of the way with water. Put the pieces that you want in it and cover it. Boil the meat down and remove the bones. Take the meat out and run it through the grinder and add seasoning. There's your filling.


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The hard part is putting masa on the husk.

I tried to learn from an old mexican lady. She did 10 for every 1 I did and hers looked amazing and mine were irregular and too much masa. She would stop look and laught a little then crank out another dozen or so.


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