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Passover Tamale Pie Recipe?

happybaker Apr 4, 2008 10:54 AM

Years ago, a california chef published a passover recipe for tamale pie. Instead of corn masa, he used matzo meal.

As my mom can't eat corn and loves tamales, this would be a great find. Anyone out there have it?

Many thanks!

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    Nancy Berry Apr 20, 2008 06:29 PM

    I found a recipe for "Matzo-males" here:


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    1. re: Nancy Berry
      happybaker Jan 9, 2011 01:31 PM

      Nancy! Thank you!

      That is EXACTLY what I was looking for - how the heck to use matzo meal as masa - and this will do it.

      Many many thanks, you have given a great gift : )

      1. re: happybaker
        ferret Jan 10, 2011 08:04 AM

        You waited almost 3 years to check back?

        1. re: ferret
          happybaker Jan 10, 2011 08:31 AM

          When I first posted it, I checked back TONS, like a little kid, and must have just stopped before the golden post.

          I I.... time flies?

    2. the5thbeatle Apr 13, 2008 07:59 PM

      The only thing I was able to find was a recipe for matzo meal pie crust:

      1 cup Matzo meal
      2 tablespoon Sugar
      ⅛ teaspoon Salt
      ¼ teaspoon Cinnamon
      6 tablespoon Margarine

      (for a savory pie crust, I'd omit the sugar, and add pepper instead of Cinnamon)

      Blend all well, and press into a 9" pie pan. Bake 15-20 min. at 375, or till golden.

      Maybe you could adapt a vegetarian Tamale recipe to be Kosher for Passover.

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      1. re: the5thbeatle
        p.j. Apr 16, 2008 09:30 AM

        Thanks for the piecrust recipe. I was thinking yesterday that I could make a sweet potato pie for Pesach, if I could figure out a way to make a crust. And I do have that precious 1 lb. block of margarine. Yes!

        1. re: p.j.
          queenscook Apr 16, 2008 10:26 AM

          Even for those people that didn't find margarine, they should be able to make a pie crust, if they should want to. There are pie crust recipes that only use oil. I've never tried to make one, but it should be do-able. Also, I know that in years past I used to see KFP pie crusts. I actually used to see them throughout the year and was annoyed that the stores were trying to pass them off as "regular," or at least didn't make it clear that it was not chametz.

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