Well, this is embarrassing. It seems that all of the lovely chatter that normally constitutes the video introduction was somehow lost to the netherworlds of technology. It’s probably hanging out down there somewhere with old friends Betamax and Calculator Wristwatch.
So this episode starts out kind of abruptly and for that, I apologize, but there is really nothing I can do about it, short of a Christmas Miracle. I will try to give you the gist of it here, though.
I’m pretty sure I said something about how, in Texas, tamales are a Christmas Eve tradition. Probably blabbed on about how tamales are really much easier than people make them out to be. Then I might have talked a little bit of shit about recipes I’ve seen for tamales that use cornmeal or eggs or other inappropriate ingredients in the masa. There may or may not have been a cry of Feliz Navidad towards the end. I can’t really remember. Too many eggnogs have been had between then and now.
Or…I don’t know — do you think 24 eggnogs in 24 hours is too many?
For the masa
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Filling ideas: Make sure to taste the filling before making tamales. It should be well-seasoned because the masa itself is very mildly flavored.
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These are AMAZING if served covered in queso, like we do.