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Easy Tamales

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How to make tamales. The Hispanic Food Network explores easy to make Tamales. Mike Gonzalez works in the Cook With Us kitchen and shows you the secrets of easy tamale making.
Ingredients
  Lard 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Organic shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Masa flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Broth 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Corn husk 50 Gram
Directions

MAKING
1. Cut corn husk into pieces and soak them in water.
2. In a bowl add the lard and shortening and mix it till becomes soft and fluffy.
3. Into the same bowl, put half of the masa flour and half of the broth. Mix it till incorporated.
4. Add the remaining flour and broth and mix well to combine. Allow it to sit for a 30 minutes.
5. Take a soaked corn husk. Put a scoop of masa mixture on it and spread it evenly either with hand or a spoon.
6. Spread 1 tablespoon of filling over it.
7. Hold the sides of the corn husk, fold it into half. Fold again and tie both ends.
8. Heat water in a steamer and put the wrapped tamales on it. Make sure the water does not touch the tamales.
9. Steam for 45 minutes.

SERVING
10. Take a serving plate. Pour the gravy of choice and unwrap the tamales over it. Serve it hot with either rice pudding or drinks.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Steamed
Restriction: 
Low Cholesterol, Low Sugar
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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