Hot Tamale!

We ate tamales yesterday wrapped in banana leaves from our own back yard and mmm-mmm were they good.

We bought the corn meal dough, still warm, from a lady here in Huayapam on Friday morning. First we prepared the chicken with sauce for the filling.

Then we cut, washed, and dried the banana leaves into which we placed some of that corn masa and filling. To finish we folded a leaf around each tamale and tied it shut before cooking in a baño Maria- for me a colander hanging over a pot of boiling water and fitted with foil as a lid to keep in the steam. Afterward I let them cool before placing them in the fridge for Sunday’s lunch.

They were easily heated in the microwave and enjoyed after church.

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