If I could have only one Cooking accessory in my kitchen,
it would be my Kitchen Aid Mixer. It is the ultimate accessory to make
easy work of your Tamale Creations, and any other big cooking project. I got
mine 15 years ago as a Wedding Gift, and it has performed flawlessly over
the last 15 years with pretty heavy daily use. It can be used to mix
the MASA, which is a big job, and with the optional meat grinder listed
below, it can also grind the pork and chicken for the tamales for you.
It makes easy work of the biggest jobs. Unlike other mixers or
food processors, the KitchenAid has a BIG POWERFUL
motor, that simply can not be slowed down!
15 years of service, I have never found a case of anything slowing the
powerful kitchen aid down. I simply have never had a kitchen accessory
that I have been as pleased with!
The kitchen Aid comes standard with a dough hook, which
is the key thing that you need in mixing the MASA. (Please remember
that you can make the Tamales without a mixer by mixing it by hand, but it
is easier with the Kitchen Aid.) In addition it makes the most perfect wedding or
Christmas gift for that special cook.
Now if you really want to make easy work of the big
Tamale Day, you can get the meat grinder attachment at left. It will
grind the pork and chicken for use in your tamales. I use the meat
grinder, and find that it really helps you easily get through this part of
the job. It is made by KitchenAid, so you know it has the quality you
are looking for. I use my grinder not only for making tamales, but
also making my own hamburger meat. You can grind up fresh hamburger
meat for the best hamburgers you ever tasted. I like a little courser
grind than what they typically provide in the grocery store. I can
assure you that you will get years of enjoyment out of this accessory.
I offer these items in order to make it easier for you to make tamales.
I hope you do not feel that I am putting the "Hard Sell" on you. These
are items in my kitchen that I have and enjoy, and consider quality
products. My main concern is that you
Make Tamales! Please know that
if you can not afford, or do not have these accessories, your tamales can
come out just as good, and taste just as delicious. These
accessories are not necessary, they are just nice.
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This site is dedicated to
the Loving Memory of Goya Pina, who taught me how to cook tamales, and many
other delicious Mexican Food dishes. She died in 1998 at the age of 78.