1. Leaka

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    Tamales

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Leaka, Jan 9, 2009.

    Am I the only person who hates the flavor of Tamales. I just had a tamale for lunch, I get tired of the flavor quite quickly. Its the same sauce, same beef, and same weird corn flavor I cannot describe in every bite.
    They make me feel sick afterwards too, they are the only food that makes me feel like puking. I should explain they make feel like puking after I have had at leat half of the tamale.
    What are your thoughts on tamales?
     
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    I like them.
     
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    Me too! But they have to be authentic. I hate to say it, but if I go to a Mexican restaurant and my server is 'Heather', I usually don't bother.
     
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    I agree...authentic tamales are awesome. Canned tamales are the pits!
     
  5. Leaka

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    My tamale was from the frozen food section of Costco.
    But it has a very Spanish name on the box.
    I don't know....

    There use to be these tamales I liked though.
    The guy who made the tamales came down every Thursday and he made tamales in this little side vendor cart thing.
    And they were fresh and tasty.
     
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    It is hard to find a vegetarian tamale...so...I don't eat tamales
     
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    I don't even know what a Tamale is!
     
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    It is a Mexican food. It a corn thingy with beef in the middle that you wrap in corn husk and cook in huge batches. Then there is a sauce you can put over it.
     
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    Ooo. Sounds nice. But I probably can't get it here. :(
     
  10. Cogito

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    Kind of like a corn dog - but with a spiced meat filling instead of a hot dog, and the corn dough wrapped around the fuilling is actuallly edible. So it's really nothing like a corn dog...
     
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    They're ok (I'm not a great lover of Mexican food anyway). It really depends on the kind of cornmeal used. Refined cornmeal doesn't work well, but naturally-ground or stone-ground is great; bigger chunks of corn give the meal more texture, as opposed to the sand-like consistency of refined cornmeal. I don't like the sauce at all, and never make it. Next time you have tamales, try eating them with sour cream or guacamole. Purists will call this a mortal sin, but I think it tastes great. Flavorful without being spicy, tasty without being repetative.
     
  12. Leaka

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    I like enchiladas over tamales though.
     
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    Tamale sauce is the perfect complement to the rather mild tamales themselves. Gotta have it!
     
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    I love tamales.


    I get you completely. When I lived in Springfield Mo, I went into an establishment that had 'Authentic Mexican Cuisine' posted everywhere---perhaps to distract you from what you were really eating---the chicken enchilada I ordered had canned chicken in it... :mad:

    Luckily, not 15 minutes from where I live now is a place where not an English speaking soul serves up the best I've ever tasted. You just point at the pictures on the menu if you can't read the language, it's all in Spanish too. :p
     
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    I doubt I'll ever find a good tamale that will make me like tamales.
     
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    neither do I really.
    are they the things that are wrapped in the corn husks?
     
  18. Leaka

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    Yes.


    Tamale
     
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    maybe that is why I have never tried them.
    I grew up in corn country and I see what crawls all
    over the corn stalks.
    I will stick with things I don't see growing.
     
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    ^^ Hahaa, I don't know what a corn dog is?
    Or Tamales, never heard of them before this thread, but they sound yummy.

    EDIT: urg, just followed the link, they look vile.
     
  21. Leaka

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    Read the tamale link up there and:

    Corndog
     
  22. Cogito

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    Tamales are good food, and it all comes down to the quality of the ingredients.

    Corn dogs are merely vile.
     
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    Corndogs are okay.
    Though hotdogs make me feel sick now and then.
     
  24. Heather Louise

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    Ohh I like hotdogs, just had beans and hotdogs with a sausage sarnie. Done on the George Foreman so it was healthier, if only margionally. ;)
     
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    How did this thread go from tamales to corndogs and hotdogs? Oh well. I eat tofu dogs. Put enough mustard on it and you can't tell.
     

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