Real Homemade Tamales


In this video, you’ll see how to make real homemade tamales from scratch. There are a few steps in the process, but it’s really not that difficult onc... See moree you assemble all the ingredients. And the taste? It’s oh-so-worth it! Get the recipe for SaddieCat’s Real Homemade Tamales. And for other tasty ideas, see more Mexican food videos >>

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Laurel Barrick

Jul 19, 2014 6:46 PM

Massa is NOT corn meal. It is specially prepared corn flour. It comes in yellow or white, but is not the same as or interchangeable with cornmeal. Also, when spreading the dough in the husk, you want to end up with the meat completely surrounded by the dough. Like a filled dumpling. Traditionally, the husks wrap the filling & dough and are tied with a strand of corn husk.


Jan 11, 2014 11:30 PM

Well folks, pork loin is never used to make tamales. pork sholder or a cut with some fat on it to add flavor. Also the masa should be spread thinner even if you have to use more husks. put all seasoning in tamale before cooking for maximum flavor. Chef Dean,Mission Texas


Dec 30, 2013 1:38 PM

I don't think so. The masa should be spread out over the husk not in one glob.

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