Prepare Tortillas and Tamales from scratch or get them ready to eat
Tortillas and Tamales at MexGrocer.com
Prepare Tortillas and Tamales from scratch or get them ready to eat.
Get all you need to prepare tamales at MexGrocer.com. Tamales are made from masa dough filled with meat, vegetables and spices (or fruit) and wrapped in a corn husk (or banana leaf). Steamed tamale pie until hot. Try the The Deluxe Tamales Making Kit for a complete solution on how to make tamales. Try this easy and delicious chicken tamales recipe.
Prepare your tortillas from scratch buying all your ingredients and cooking utensils at MexGrocer.com. We also have great releated articles about to learn how to make tortillas or the history of tortillas.
History of Tortillas
Tortillas known as Tlaxcalli by the Aztecs was one of their main sources of food, since their main diet consisted of corn and corn-based foods. When the Spaniards first arrived in Mexican territory they discovered this new and unusual food made by the native peoples of Mexico, and decided to name them tortillas because they resembled the omelette or Spanish tortilla in Spain called a Torta. Corn tortillas date as far back as 10,000 years before Christ, and with the Spaniards arrival they introduced wheat to the Aztec people of Mexico, who then created what is known today as flour tortillas. Both types of tortillas are known today as the bread of Mexico.
Corn tortillas can be used as plates and spoons, as well as being dipped into stews, broken into pieces to scoop up salsas, beans and to make the famous Chilaquiles. Tortillas can be rolled up and eaten plain right out of the comal, or you can prepare them in any way or place any ingredients in them. You can make the world famous tacos, enchiladas, huaraches, tlaycoyos, entomatadas, enfrijoladas, sincronizadas, huevos motulenos, flautas, chalupas, tacos dorados, taquitos, tortilla soup, tostadas, tortilla chips and quesadillas. With flour tortillas you can make burritos and wraps. Tortillas are made with nixtamalized corn; aztecs did this by soaking kernels in a solution of water and lime to remove the skins. Later the corn would be grounded in a Metate (mealing stone) into a corn dough (masa). The masa is formed into small balls and them flatten out into a thin round disc shape, placed on a comal (hot griddle), and well cooked on both sides. This process of tortilla making is still used in Mexico today to prepare tortillas. This masa or dough is also used to prepare sopes, tlacoyos, huaraches and the delicious tamales.
Find all you need to make homemade tamales at MexGrocer.com form Maseca corn masa flour, el guapo and corona real corn husks, to Tamales masa spreader, tamale steamer and tamale cook books by Mark Miller, for you to make your own signature tamales.Tamales are made with masa dough filled with meat, chicken, vegetables and spices (or fruit) and wrapped in a corn husk (or banana leaf). Steam the tamale pie until hot. If tamale making is a hassle, you can buy them already made by Del Real foods, who have different flavors for you to enjoy. Try the The Deluxe Tamales Making Kit for a complete pack to help you and your friends and family to get started on how to make tamales. MexGrocer also offers the Mexican Tamale lovers gift pack, the Posadas fiesta gift pack and the Deluxe Posada gift pack, they make excellent gifts. Try this easy and delicious chicken tamales recipe.
Prepare the Tortillas and Tamales from scratch or get them ready to eat at MexGrocer.com
Prepare your homemade tortillas from scratch, either corn or flour by buying all your ingredients and cooking utensils at MexGrocer.com. Here you will find Maseca corn flour masa for tortillas, Maseca yellow corn flour for your corn tortillas, Selecta flour for tortillas de harina (flour tortillas),Tres Estrellas wheat flour, and tortilla presses. To keep your tortillas warm MexGrocer has very coloful tortilla warmers with Mexican motifs. If making tortillas from scratch, is too hard for you, MexGrocer has a large selection of corn and flour tortillas from Porkyland, Tortillaland as well as sopes by El Mexicano and ready to eat Popusas by El Real. Learn to make a wide variety of dishes and recipes with Tortillas, with the Tortilla lover's cookbook by Bruce and Bobby Fisher. We also have great related articles so you can learn how to make tortillas or the history of tortillas. Give the gift of Tortilla making to your friends and family, get them started on this delicious tradition of making tortillas by giving them one of the 4 gift packs MexGrocer.com has for you; you can choose from the Tortilla essentials Making gift pack, Quesadilla lovers gift pack, Mexican Tortilla Making kit, and the Tortilla lovers gift pack.