Let's Get Cooking - Mexican Tamales
Authentic Mexican Tamales: let's learn how to make some!
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Students will participate in a short presentation/ discussion where they will learn about the history of corn and the important role it has played in the cuisine of the "corn people." We will also explore some of the many varieties of maize and look at some of its modern day uses. ** This class has a significant history portion that covers the history of foods used in the preparation of tamales, and their origins. ** The remainder of the class session will have students preparing their own...
I LOVE to cook and even worked in a few NYC restaurant kitchens after high school...one of which was a local Tex-Mex place. I have prepared tamales and their counterparts with locals in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Ecuador, as well as here in NY.
The student will need to purchase a number of specialty foods. Masa Harina (This product MUST say masa harina - no other type of flour works) Salt Chicken Thighs Can of Tomatoes (or 2 - 3 medium whole tomatoes) Crushed Red Pepper Chile Seco or Chile Guajillo Dried Corn Husks or Banana Leaves Chicken Broth Onions Garlic Epazote or Hoja Santa (optional) Vegetable Shortening/ Olive Oil/ or Pork Fat
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The children will very likely need some assistance. They will also need to either boil chicken, or have cooked chicken to work with.
Brigid PérezHumanities Educator
281 total reviews
460 completed classes
I have been teaching and tutoring students for over 20 years, as a middle school and high school teacher, a college adjunct, and children's museum educator. I am also a homeschool mom to three of the best students in the world! ;-) My oldest,...