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Reheating and Tamales???

Posted by on Sep. 29, 2011 at 9:08 AM
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A lady in our neighborood makes fresh tamales and sells them door to door. We just bought some last night, unfortunately we'd already had dinner so they will be tonight's dinner. I can't wait to try them, there is just one problem. I don't know the bestway to reheat them.

So ladies what is the best way to reheat tamales?


by on Sep. 29, 2011 at 9:08 AM
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Mrs.Pool2Be
by on Sep. 29, 2011 at 9:17 AM

I would say to put them on a plate in the microwave with a damp paper towel over them so they don't dry out and heat them till they are thoroughly heated.  That is how I would do it.  I hope you enjoy them.

daerca574
by Danya on Sep. 29, 2011 at 10:18 AM

 How to reheat tamales using a deep fryer

  1. Set up your deep fryer to medium heat
  2. If tamales are frozen, defrost in microwave for about 2-3 minutes
  3. Remove husk and slowly drop into deep fryer
  4. Cook each tamale for about 2-3 minutes
  5. Tamales are ready when surface skin is crispy brown


For a dozen tamales Total Cooking time is 10-12 minutes

PookaboosMom
by on Sep. 29, 2011 at 10:18 AM

 This is what I would do too, sounds delicious though...

Quoting Mrs.Pool2Be:

I would say to put them on a plate in the microwave with a damp paper towel over them so they don't dry out and heat them till they are thoroughly heated.  That is how I would do it.  I hope you enjoy them.

 

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daerca574
by Danya on Sep. 29, 2011 at 10:18 AM

 How to reheat tamales using a Microwave

  1. If tamale are frozen: defrost for 2-3 minutes in microwave
  2. Then place tamales in a plastic bag or plastic container
  3. It's ok to leave husk on tamales
  4. Finally Heat in microwave for about 2-5 minutes


For a dozen tamales Total Cooking time is 2-4 minutes

daerca574
by Danya on Sep. 29, 2011 at 10:18 AM

 How to reheat tamales using an oven

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Remove husk cover from tamales
  3. Apply thin layer of butter to the inside of pan
  4. Place tamales in pan
  5. Tamales are ready when surface skin on tamale is dark brown and crispy


For a dozen tamales Total Cooking Time is 30-45 minutes

daerca574
by Danya on Sep. 29, 2011 at 10:18 AM

 How you reheat tamales using a stove.

  1. place a pan on a stove range and set heat to medium
  2. add a tea spoon of your favorite cooking oil (Olive oil, Vegatable oil, ect..)
  3. Remove husk from tamales and place tamales inside pan; cover with a lid
  4. flip tamales over every 2-3 minutes
  5. When surface skin on tamales are crispy, your tamales are ready


For a dozen tamales Total Cooking Time is 5-10 minutes

daerca574
by Danya on Sep. 29, 2011 at 10:19 AM

 How to use a cooking steamer to reheat tamales.

  1. Set up your steamer by filling 1/4 of steamer with water
  2. Turn Heat up to medium
  3. Next, arrange tamales around the edge of steamer with open end up (see image below)
  4. If tamales are refrigerated, steam for 15-20 minutes
  5. If tamales are frozen, steam for 20-30 minutes

For a dozen tamales Total Cooking time is 20-30 minutes

Godspitgrl
by Nychole on Sep. 29, 2011 at 10:21 AM
Hope you get it and they are wonderful :)
Love2Bugs
by on Sep. 29, 2011 at 10:23 AM
I have no clue. Lol. But someone seems to lol.
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Jerichos_Mommy
by Platinum Member on Sep. 29, 2011 at 9:51 PM

So calculating what we thought we'd eat I did a batch of 7 the pan steaming method.  I choose my largest pan as it was the only one tall enough to hold the.  4 ended up falling in the water and coming undone, either partly or all the way. 

Later DH decided he wanted more so I did the rest up.  This time I put a small amount of water in the largest pan,  Then I put my next smaller pan with a little water centered into the first pan.  I stood the tamales between the pans and moistened them with a little water.   I turned it on high and covered the pan, when I heard it start boiling (rattleing) I turned it down and let it simmer 20 minutes.  This time only one fell.

Jericho didn't like it, no suprise there.  I had given both boys 1/2 a chicken and 1/2 a pork tamale each.  Demetri tore both his halves up plus Jericho's Chicken and about 1/2 of his pork.  He alsohad corn to eat.


They weren't very  spicy but were good I think next time we'll get 2 dozen and I'll deep fry some too.  Thanks everyone for your help.

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