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Cooking With Friends: Making Tamales

Have you ever had or made a homemade tamale? They are absolutely yummy. I had never made tamales before but last week I did. Two of my friends make tamales together and asked me to join them last week. It was so much fun! It's a lengthy process so it's great to do with friends!

I don't have any recipes to share. I didn't make anything here, just assembled. I know the tamale dough recipe comes from the bag of tamale dough mix. Then one of my friends made a red sauce and a green sauce to use with the pork butt that had been cooked in a crockpot. If I have a lot of interest for the recipe, I will see if I can get it.

Here's the dough after being mixed by Wendy....

shredded pork with green sauce...

shredded pork with red sauce....

Wendy patting her tamale dough out on the husk...

Filling the tamale...

Rossy patting out dough...

Working together....

Ready to be cooked in the pressure cooker....

Silly me forgot to take pictures of them after they were cooked. I guess I was just too involved with taste testing them that I forgot. :)

This was so much fun! Can't wait to do it again!

Do you cook with friends? If not, I definitely recommend it!

Happy eating!


The only way to make tamales is with friends. They're a lot of work to do by yourself. THANKS!! for sharing.
Samantha said…
I love to cook with my DIL .
These look delicious, I have never made tamales, will have to try !
Frances said…
Oh, yum! I LOVE tamales. I work with a guy whose family makes tamales every year and that is what he gives me for Christmas. I can't wait for Christmas! LOL!

I just found your blog and really like it!

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