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Tamale Day!!

fire eggerfire egger Posts: 1,124
edited 5:51AM in EggHead Forum
It's become kind of a tradition to have tamales for Christmas at our house, so today was the day to make that happen
Started with two butts on the egg at 9 last night, thought I might stay up up and see the eclipse, but clouds moved in
butts off the egg, pulled and mixed with ground red chile. s&p, coumin, garlic and chicken stock
Spent the next couple hours rolling tamale's
time for a beer
and done
Add Chile con Carne and some beans, call it dinner
thanks for looking, have a good night y'all


  • Dang you did not wait for us :angry: looks great :)
  • LDDLDD Posts: 1,225
    very nice...looks like it was worth the time and effort
    context is important :)
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Kendall, Between you and Randy doing this all are killing me. Love them!!!
    Looks really good!
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  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    I been wantin to make those forever.Yours look GREAT!
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,118
    When time is your enemy, this is a grat solution!
  • fire eggerfire egger Posts: 1,124
    next time we'll wait :whistle: thanks!
  • fire eggerfire egger Posts: 1,124
    thanks, it was, good family time!
  • fire eggerfire egger Posts: 1,124
    thanks Molly, we love them to, we try to do them a couple times a year.
  • fire eggerfire egger Posts: 1,124
    thanks Hoss!
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Awsome Kendell
    Gotta try my hand at these some day
    Thanks for the post :)

  • fire eggerfire egger Posts: 1,124
    thanks Shane!
  • Kendell, after looking in awe at your and AZRP's tamale posts, I've put tamales on my list of things to make when I retire! They look yummy. :)
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    It's that time of the year alright.... Wow, I steam mine with the open ends up. But looking at your's they came out just fine. I've never seen that before.

    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • fire eggerfire egger Posts: 1,124
    Hey Rebecca, after all of the things I've seen you cook, tamales shouldnt be a challenge!! this year everbody was gone, so it fell to just the wife and I, but usually it's a whole family affair, everbody helps,takes some of the work out of it, and good family time :)
  • fire eggerfire egger Posts: 1,124
    Must be a regional thing, I've never seen them done open. I learned to make them with the ends folded, here in Arkansas, most people tie both ends, no folds. They will all eat :) :)
  • Oh drool. Those look fantastic. I love the photo of them all lined up in the steamer.

    I don't know why, but for some reason, I have the U2 song "Running to Stand Still" from The Joshua Tree stuck in my head. There's a part where Bono sings "ah la la la de day" and I keep hearing "ah la tamale day" over and over. Clearly something is wrong with me.
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    I made my second batch this winter last weekend, they are a lot of work but so good. -RP

  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    Man I need to do these some day.
  • fire eggerfire egger Posts: 1,124
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
    But in a good way!!!
  • BoogieBoogie Posts: 137
    I can vouch for AZRP's. My daughter and I fought over the last one this morning. Even if it didn't have raisins.
  • how about a how to recipe?

    thanks lou
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