Tips for Better Tamales
I don’t profess to be a pro at making tamales, but since I made them recently, I feel I can offer a few tips.
1. Check your corn husks for mold, dirt, or other nastiness. They are, after all, a natural product and are not perfect.
2. Spread the masa out in the husks as thinly as possible. The masa expands and if too thick, it may overwhelm the filling.
3. Leave enough room on the short ends so that you’ll be able to fold them in.
4. Make your filling flavorful, since the masa is just a basic corn batter.
Onions and Garlic
Hate that onions and garlic odor that lingers on your hands? Try rubbing your hands on stainless steel. There are steel “soap” bars available on the market (I have one myself) but just running your hands on your faucet will do the trick. It always works.