Tamales: A Mexican Holiday Food Tradition

Posted by Ana on Dec 15th, 2008

In Mexican Culture it’s tradition to make Tamales around this time of year. It usually means you have to make over a hundred of them because you can almost have guaranteed, everyone and their momma’s will be over your house eating tamales. This is the first year I made some. Ok, wait. I’m not going to take all the credit. I mean, buying the maza (corn dough), meat and spreading them on the corn husks count, right? haha. But honestly, my Grandma cooked the meat and we bought premade Maza a few days before we actually made them. However, it was a lot of work! It paid off though. They came out delicious and I’ve had them twice today. Reheated tamales are the best!

Making Tamales

Is there a certain food you make around this time of year or for any certain holiday?


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BTW everyone, we made 20 lbs worth. That’s A-LOTTA tamales!

It’s Ana’s first post on the site!

I don’t think I’ve ever made 20 pounds of food at once. I concede defeat.

It IS my first time, huh!?
Took me long enough! =P

those were a lot of tamales, i ate them too here in mexico

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