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Apr 4, 2008 10:54 AM

Passover Tamale Pie Recipe?

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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  1. 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.

    2 Replies
    1. re: the5thbeatle

      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.

        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.

      1. re: Nancy Berry

        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

          You waited almost 3 years to check back?

          1. re: ferret

            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?