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Old 12-24-2009, 04:25 PM   #16
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Sniff, sigh, brings a tear to my eye. Beautiful man, just beautiful. Thanks for sharing your tips. I've made dozens of batches, but after reading your tamale threads, it should go a little smoother next time. We'll probably find out next week!

Thanks Bob!
These things really are a labor of love. I tell you, I'd give anything, to be able to have one more "Tamale Party" with my grandparents and entire family together again. The good thing is we were able to have enough of them that I can still cherish the memories. Also, because of them, we created some new ones with my parents, and now with my kids too.
Anything I can do to help, just ask!

One more tip. The filling. If you notice, the red ones have more fluid in them while in the steamer and the green one's don't. Keep the fillings semi-dry. A very juicy filling will keep the internal masa raw and makes for a mushy end product. My green chile filling had plenty of fat in it, but not as much liquid. The red had a bit more due to the water in the red chile. I like to use a slotted spoon for the filling. I'll scoop up filling and then press it against the side of the pot to strain excess fluid. That's a trick my grandfather passed on to my dad and then to me. Makes a good bit of difference.

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Old 12-24-2009, 04:26 PM   #17
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Home made tamales. Mmmmmmm..............

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Old 12-24-2009, 04:27 PM   #18
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looks great man. i just had 5 & i'm hungry again.
we're doing more in a few days & i'm thinking fatty/egg/cheese tamales & chicken mole tamales.
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:28 PM   #19
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I would sure like the Red & Green sauce recipes or are they family secrets?

Those tamales are amazing! You are my hero.
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Those look great!

You may have just inspired me to try my first batch. Have to get a steamer first.
You really don't need a dedicated steamer. Any large pot will do. All you need to do is place a pie plate, etc on the bottom to keep the tamales off the bottom and out of the water. Best bet is at least 2-3 inches of water. So even a glass Pyrex dish steel trivet that will elevate them will work.

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I'm with Kevin. You make it look SOOOOOOOO Easy Bob!
Carbon! (Rearrange the "r") :)
LMAO!! Carbon.....yes a Carbon most times!!
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Great looking tamales there Bob, I like the custom tamale spreaders, stupid me, I bought some silicone spatulas for mine. Your boy looks like a character, can he get a whole tamale in there?
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If you are getting carbon, you needed to add water to the steamer pot a lot sooner.
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Looks great Bob! I've made them a couple of times before and I can attest to the amount of labor that goes into them. I learned to prepare everything and then have friends over to actually put them together. On your original post, in the second picture, what is the pot with the turn handle on top?

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Bob, thanks for the amazing PRON!
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I like your dad's tip for using a slotted spoon, that is a keeper, even for an experienced tamale maker.

hmmm, a fattie with a tamale in the middle?
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Beautiful Bob, cool looking helper too.
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Awesome job Bob. The family cooking heritage is such a great to pass on down the line. Thanks for sharing and have a Merry Christmas.
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These things really are a labor of love. I tell you, I'd give anything, to be able to have one more "Tamale Party" with my grandparents and entire family together again. The good thing is we were able to have enough of them that I can still cherish the memories. Also, because of them, we created some new ones with my parents, and now with my kids too.
Bob, I wish I could have sat in on one or two of your family Tamale parties too. Looks fantastic!
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Bob those tamales are a thing of beauty . Many thanks for the tips . Hope I get the nerve to try them.
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