I bought about 20 lb. of pork and started cooking it at 6:00 this morning with lots of onion, garlic, salt and water. The day before I made a red chile sauce with dried California chiles that you add to the cooked pork. It's kind of spicy, but tastes JUST RIGHT. If you want all the recipes, let me know!
So by the time my daughter arrived at 9:00 a.m. my pork was ready and shredded.
She brought her own shredded chicken, a sauce made with tomatillos, as well as ingredients to make vegetarian tamales for her friend: green chilies, olives, carrots, corn, cheese.
Here are corn husks soaking. I think we used three bags. That's a lot!
How many tamales did we make today! My guess is around 12 dozen! We started with a 25 lb. bag of prepared masa. My friend adds more lard and baking powder to hers, but we used the prepared masa as it was. The finished product was GOOD!!
Here are the finished tamales cooling.