Easiest way to wrap a tamal
Place a corn husk on the palm of your hand or flat surface, the wider end at the bottom. Use the smooth side of the husk. Rub your hands with oil; if needed, to prevent the masa from sticking to them.
Grab some of the dough, form into a ball, then flatten into a disk. Place on the center of the tamal.
- Spread the masa dough in all directions.
When spreading across and bottom stop before you reach the end of the husk. When spreading towards the narrow top, stop a little over midway.
Add a generous amount of the filling, I like to add a lot. Just make sure you can close it.
Fold one end over to the opposite side and gently press to secure.
Peel the husk away.
Now, fold over the opposite side, press lightly.
Tuck the husk and roll to wrap the tamal.
Feel where the masa ends at the top of the tamal and fold downward.
Pinch the bottom to enclose, and there you have it. Following the same steps, assemble the remainder.
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