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KosherChef Oct 12, 2009 12:23 PM

Hope all the chowhounds had a good holiday season.

Does anyone know a brand of corn husks with a hashgacha. I would like to make some tamales.


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    koshermasterchef Oct 31, 2009 03:26 PM

    Have you considered going to your local produce store that sells fresh corn and asking them if you might have their fresh corn husks. There is a local produce market near where I live and people can husk the corn into bins when they purchase it. I don't imagine they have any use for it, but to place them into the compost heap for the farm. Just a thought. Then you can dry them yourself. Shouldn't take more than two days. Or, since they will be steamed anyway, you may just want to use them fresh.

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      ferret Oct 13, 2009 07:16 AM

      Amazon lists a brand "Angelina's Gourmet" taht they say has a Kof-K, but is not currently available. Also Melissa's, the gourmet produce company, has corn husks, but no indication as to certification. Might be worth a call to the company.

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      1. re: ferret
        KosherChef Oct 13, 2009 07:43 AM


        1. re: ferret
          psycomp Oct 15, 2009 07:56 AM

          I confirmed the certification with the Kof-K. Angelina's has chipotles (which are the only dried chiles that *need* a hechsher) with a kof-k.

          Sounds like KosherChef is looking to open something slightly more authentic than Carlos & Gabby's.

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          GilaB Oct 12, 2009 12:45 PM

          Why would they need a hechsher? Aren't they just the dried version of the husks you might buy on fresh corn?

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          1. re: GilaB
            KosherChef Oct 12, 2009 03:24 PM

            mainly because it is for use in a restaurant. But also, if there was one with a hashgacha, I would try and support that company

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              koshergourmetmart Oct 12, 2009 07:58 PM

              what restaurant?

              1. re: koshergourmetmart
                KosherChef Oct 12, 2009 09:47 PM

                cant say, but do you know where I can find the husks?

                1. re: KosherChef
                  GilaB Oct 12, 2009 11:07 PM

                  Have you asked the provider of your hechsher if they require certification?

                  I've read that there are regions of Mexico in which fresh corn husks are traditionally used to make tamales, so you might consider those as well. I'm sorry I can't help you further.

                  1. re: KosherChef
                    koshergourmetmart Oct 13, 2009 10:09 AM

                    same response

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