Tamales Corn Husks, Trimmed
Dried Corn Husks are used to make tamales. Tamales are a traditional Mexican dish made with corn dough that is stuffed with a savoury or sweet filling, wrapped in a re-hydrated corn husk and steamed until cooked. They are incredibly delicious and full of tradition. One of the oldest dishes recorded in Mexican history!
This tamales corn husks come already trimmed to equal size. They're easy to use, although a little thin, so if you like biggish tamales, you are better off buying the whole husks. Since they are quite thin, they need only about 15 minutes soaking time to re-hydrate them. We recommend them if you don't want the lottery of size and the ton of trimming you have to do when you use whole husks.
They're also perfect if want to make tamales of similar size, small and elegant. All the husks are trimmed to same size, so it'll be easier to achieve consistency in size.
The only down side to this husks is that they are quite thin, so it is easy to split them, so you might end up having to use two husks at a time if you are a heavy handed tamal making fiend like me!
Detail: Tamales Corn Husks, La Catrina, 100 grams
Care: keep in a sealed bag in your cupboard until you are ready to re-hydrate them for your tamales making. If you soak them but did not use them, shake any excess of water, pat them dry with a tea towel and let them finish off drying on the counter before packing them away. As a rule of thumb, they are not reusable.