So I made tamales in my Instant Pot. Oh, yes, I did!
See, I went to our second-favorite Mexican restaurant (that we know about) in our little town, and I got carnitas, as usual, and had a bunch left over. So I made tamales.
So these tamales were not vegetarian, and not kosher or halal, but I could have used fish or chicken or beans and/or rice. Apart from the filling, the method is the same.
Who, you ask, just happens to have a bag of corn husks and a bag of masa mix in her pantry? I do. Because I just do, that’s why!
I didn’t think the carnitas were flavory enough, so I squeezed some lime juice on them and sprinkled them with Penzeys Tsardust Memories.
Basically, I used this recipe at TheCents’AbleShoppin. I opted out of the Jalapenos, since Charlie doesn’t do heavy spices. I had some hot sauce left from a carryout, and I put that on my tamales at the table.
The biggest problem was getting the lid to seal. I had to keep trimming the tops of the husks. Small problem!
How did they come out?
Look just like tamales, don’t they? They were delicious, too!
I’m posting at Fatal Foodies today about split pea soup I made in the Instant Pot. That one is vegan, and was also delicious.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Someone has something unexpected in the pantry.