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reheating a tamale?

newhound Dec 2, 2006 11:45 AM

Got a gorgeous take-out tamale last night, but it was very big and so half of it is in the fridge for later. What's the best simple way to reheat it so it gets that steamy tamale consistency?

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  1. missclaudy RE: newhound Dec 2, 2006 11:57 AM

    Between two plates in the microwave.

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      kittyfood RE: newhound Dec 2, 2006 11:59 AM

      It's probably best to steam it for a few minutes -- don't do it for too long, or it will get wet and loose. Maybe 5 minutes? They actually reheat well in the microwave, too, but I'm not sure you'd get quite the same texture. You might try sprinkling a little water over the tamale and then quickly reheating in the microwave.

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        morebubbles RE: newhound Dec 2, 2006 12:03 PM

        Steam until warm, don't think there's a danger of getting it wet.

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          chipsandsalsa RE: newhound Dec 2, 2006 12:57 PM

          I usually reheat mine in the microwave- cover with a wet paper towel so the tamale steams as it reheats.

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            morebubbles RE: newhound Dec 2, 2006 04:31 PM

            Well, if I have the time, I steam them, if I'm in a hurry or must eat Right Now, then microwave. For me, steaming gets better results.

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