I made traditional tamales recently. I will be sharing my recipe in the next post.
In the meantime I wanted to share the videos I watched to come up with an authentic recipe.
I have some Mexican heritage on my mother's side of the family. At large family events sometimes tamales are catered. I always enjoy them. My mom makes them occasionally and I know the basic method of preparing traditional tamales.
I don't have a family recipe that has been passed down, or anything like that, though, so I did a little searching on the internet to find a good recipe.
This lady in the video assembles and folds her tamales so fast! Her Masa spreader tool looks like it is worth buying if you plan on making tamales often.
She explains each step in English and in Spanish.
To see the full instructional video series follow the links below.
Mixing the Masa:
Making the meat filling:
Filling and rolling up tamales: