People in the Delta are very serious about their tamales, which were introduced to the region decades ago by Mexican migrant workers. Big or small, hot or mild, steamed or stewed—every version is delicious. The leftover pork is great for making sandwiches. Great Comfort Food Recipes
The tamales can be prepared through Step 4 and frozen for up to 1 month in a sturdy plastic bag.
Masa harina, a flour made from corn that has been treated with lime, is used to make tortillas and tamales. It is available at most supermarkets.
These tamales are best suited to a full-flavored beer. Try a Brown Ale or Red Ale.