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September 15, 2010 6:10 PM Subscribe
I want to make tamales. From scratch. Including and especially the masa. My understanding is that NY Mexican food and tamales are not good because everyone uses bagged masa and apparently even the fancy restaurants use this. I want fresh masa and it seems that I can find everything I need online.
posted by mokeydraws to food & drink (27 answers total) 41 users marked this as a favorite
But I'm confused. If it is so easy to get the field corn, slaked lime, and grinder online, then why aren't more people doing this? So my questions are for any one who has done this whole process from scratch. Will this do the trick as far as getting that authentic taste? Am I missing something?
I fully intend to use lard and make my own sauces and understand that this can be a multi-day process. I'll be on my 2 week vacation (staycation) so this is the ideal time.
Any recipes and additional sources would be much appreciated. Also, if this works out, what else can I do with this magical masa?