Delta Hot Tamales with Parchment Paper
Appears in Cook's Country June/July 2014
Hot tamales—rich, spicy meat wrapped in a flavorful corn dough—are a bedrock favorite in the Mississippi delta. We set out to bring them into our home kitchen.
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
Unlike Mexican tamales, these Mississippi morsels are heavily spiced and stewed rather than steamed. Our winning spice mixture—a combination of chili powder, paprika, cumin, cayenne, sugar, salt, and pepper—goes into the cornmeal and butter...