General Cooking (rec.food.cooking) For general food and cooking discussion. Foods of all kinds, food procurement, cooking methods and techniques, eating, etc.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 04-03-2010, 05:23 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 119
Default Do tamales freeze well?

I put some tamales in the freezer a while back. I am thawing them out for
dinner tomorrow as appetizers to grilled ribs. (I know better than to call
them barbecued.) Do they freeze well? They are in husks, and that wrapped
in plastic.

Steve



  #2 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 04-03-2010, 05:45 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 8,635
Default Do tamales freeze well?

Steve B wrote:

I put some tamales in the freezer a while back. I am thawing
them out for dinner tomorrow as appetizers to grilled ribs.
(I know better than to call them barbecued.) Do they freeze
well? They are in husks, and that wrapped in plastic.


Tamales freeze acceptably. They freeze about as well as
anything else that is said to freeze well. Just steam
them in their husks straight out of the freezer -- do
not thaw in a refrigerator first.

(It might take a long time to steam them, 30 or even 40
minutes, depending on how cold your freezer is.)

Steve
  #3 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 04-03-2010, 06:26 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 24,847
Default Do tamales freeze well?

In article ,
"Steve B" wrote:

I put some tamales in the freezer a while back. I am thawing them out for
dinner tomorrow as appetizers to grilled ribs. (I know better than to call
them barbecued.) Do they freeze well? They are in husks, and that wrapped
in plastic.

Steve


Yes, but as always, the texture suffers a bit. Thawing in the
refrigerator seems to help a LOT.
--
Peace! Om

"Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
--Steve Rothstein

Web Albums: http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet

Subscribe:

  #4 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 04-03-2010, 06:34 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 11,045
Default Do tamales freeze well?

Om replied to Steve:

I put some tamales in the freezer a while back. I am thawing them out
for dinner tomorrow as appetizers to grilled ribs. (I know better than
to call them barbecued.) Do they freeze well? They are in husks, and
that wrapped in plastic.


Yes, but as always, the texture suffers a bit. Thawing in the
refrigerator seems to help a LOT.


Might be a matter of taste. If freezing makes tamales spongy rather than
dense, that might be an improvement to many people.

Bob
  #5 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 04-03-2010, 06:58 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 24,847
Default Do tamales freeze well?

In article ,
"Bob Terwilliger" wrote:

Om replied to Steve:

I put some tamales in the freezer a while back. I am thawing them out
for dinner tomorrow as appetizers to grilled ribs. (I know better than
to call them barbecued.) Do they freeze well? They are in husks, and
that wrapped in plastic.


Yes, but as always, the texture suffers a bit. Thawing in the
refrigerator seems to help a LOT.


Might be a matter of taste. If freezing makes tamales spongy rather than
dense, that might be an improvement to many people.

Bob


True.

Guess I should have added "YMMV". ;-)
--
Peace! Om

"Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
--Steve Rothstein

Web Albums: http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet

Subscribe:



  #6 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 04-03-2010, 10:20 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 61,812
Default Do tamales freeze well?

On Wed, 3 Mar 2010 21:23:29 -0800, "Steve B"
wrote:

I put some tamales in the freezer a while back. I am thawing them out for
dinner tomorrow as appetizers to grilled ribs. (I know better than to call
them barbecued.) Do they freeze well? They are in husks, and that wrapped
in plastic.

Of course they freeze well!

Don't be timid.

--
I love cooking with wine.
Sometimes I even put it in the food.
  #7 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 04-03-2010, 10:23 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 61,812
Default Do tamales freeze well?

On Wed, 3 Mar 2010 22:34:15 -0800, "Bob Terwilliger"
wrote:

Might be a matter of taste. If freezing makes tamales spongy rather than
dense, that might be an improvement to many people.


I make my own tamales and freeze them. Freezing has not made a
difference in the final product - thank goodness, because I think my
tamales are darned good.

--
I love cooking with wine.
Sometimes I even put it in the food.
  #8 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 04-03-2010, 04:25 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 19
Default Do tamales freeze well?

On Mar 4, 2:23*am, sf wrote:
On Wed, 3 Mar 2010 22:34:15 -0800, "Bob Terwilliger"

wrote:
Might be a matter of taste. If freezing makes tamales spongy rather than
dense, that might be an improvement to many people.


I make my own tamales and freeze them. *Freezing has not made a
difference in the final product - thank goodness, because I think my
tamales are darned good.

--
I love cooking with wine.
Sometimes I even put it in the food.


I made a huge batch last year, and put them all in freezer bags and
tossed them in. They froze well the entire year. I never let mine thaw
out, I just tossed into the steamer for a good 30-40 minutes.
  #9 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 04-03-2010, 05:29 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 119
Default Do tamales freeze well?


"Steve Pope" wrote in message
...
Steve B wrote:

I put some tamales in the freezer a while back. I am thawing
them out for dinner tomorrow as appetizers to grilled ribs.
(I know better than to call them barbecued.) Do they freeze
well? They are in husks, and that wrapped in plastic.


Tamales freeze acceptably. They freeze about as well as
anything else that is said to freeze well. Just steam
them in their husks straight out of the freezer -- do
not thaw in a refrigerator first.

(It might take a long time to steam them, 30 or even 40
minutes, depending on how cold your freezer is.)

Steve


My thoughts, exactly. And they are in blobs of six. How long would it take
to get the middle ones unfrozen, and how cooked would the outside be? I
thawed them overnight, and they are loose now. Guess I'll find out when I
taste them. Will do a follow up report. I just don't like putting out
something that I think will be glop.

Steve


  #10 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 04-03-2010, 05:32 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 119
Default Do tamales freeze well?


"sf" wrote in message
...
On Wed, 3 Mar 2010 22:34:15 -0800, "Bob Terwilliger"
wrote:

Might be a matter of taste. If freezing makes tamales spongy rather than
dense, that might be an improvement to many people.


I make my own tamales and freeze them. Freezing has not made a
difference in the final product - thank goodness, because I think my
tamales are darned good.


These were made by the wife of a Hispanic friend of mine, and are the
genuine article.

Steve




  #11 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 04-03-2010, 05:40 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,664
Default Do tamales freeze well?

Steve B wrote:
I put some tamales in the freezer a while back. I am thawing them out for
dinner tomorrow as appetizers to grilled ribs. (I know better than to call
them barbecued.) Do they freeze well? They are in husks, and that wrapped
in plastic.

Steve


I'm assuming you steamed the tamales before you put them in the
freezer. If so, put the tamales in the refrigerator to defrost. I heat
them in the microwave and that works just fine. Let us know how the
tamales turn out, and your ribs, too.


Becca
  #12 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 04-03-2010, 08:03 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 8,635
Default Do tamales freeze well?

Steve B wrote:

"Steve Pope" wrote in message


Just freeze them in their husks straight out of the freezer -- do
not thaw in a refrigerator first.


(It might take a long time to steam them, 30 or even 40
minutes, depending on how cold your freezer is.)


My thoughts, exactly. And they are in blobs of six. How long would it take
to get the middle ones unfrozen, and how cooked would the outside be? I
thawed them overnight, and they are loose now. Guess I'll find out when I
taste them. Will do a follow up report. I just don't like putting out
something that I think will be glop.


Yes, let us know.

It would be interesting sometime to compare a thawed/steamed tamale
with an unthawed/steamed tamale to see which is better. My
vote is for not thawing them.

S.
  #13 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 04-03-2010, 08:46 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2,294
Default Do tamales freeze well?

Steve Pope wrote:
Steve B wrote:

"Steve Pope" wrote in message


Just freeze them in their husks straight out of the freezer -- do
not thaw in a refrigerator first.


(It might take a long time to steam them, 30 or even 40
minutes, depending on how cold your freezer is.)


My thoughts, exactly. And they are in blobs of six. How long would it take
to get the middle ones unfrozen, and how cooked would the outside be? I
thawed them overnight, and they are loose now. Guess I'll find out when I
taste them. Will do a follow up report. I just don't like putting out
something that I think will be glop.


Yes, let us know.

It would be interesting sometime to compare a thawed/steamed tamale
with an unthawed/steamed tamale to see which is better. My
vote is for not thawing them.



We made a big batch at Christmas and froze a lot in bunches of 20 after
they were fully cooked. We thawed them, then reheated them in the
microwave (still in the husks). Tasted great!

George L


--

George Leppla

Countryside Travel http://www.CruiseMaster.com
Blog http://cruisemaster.typepad.com/my_weblog/
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CruiseMaster
  #14 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 05-03-2010, 01:54 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 4,178
Default Do tamales freeze well?



Steve B wrote:

I put some tamales in the freezer a while back. I am thawing them out for
dinner tomorrow as appetizers to grilled ribs. (I know better than to call
them barbecued.) Do they freeze well? They are in husks, and that wrapped
in plastic.

Steve


They freeze fine; commercial tamales are sold frozen around here. Remove
the plastic and allow extra steaming time when reheating.
  #15 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 05-03-2010, 05:30 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,550
Default Do tamales freeze well?

Steve B wrote:
I put some tamales in the freezer a while back. I am thawing them out for
dinner tomorrow as appetizers to grilled ribs. (I know better than to call
them barbecued.) Do they freeze well? They are in husks, and that wrapped
in plastic.

Steve


In my experience they freeze extremely well and taste just
like freshly made when thawed and heated.

Kate


--
Kate Connally
If I were as old as I feel, Id be dead already.
Goldfish: The wholesome snack that smiles back,
Until you bite their heads off.
What if the hokey pokey really *is* what it's all about?



Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Freeze or not to freeze fett. alfredo or just sauce Dee Dee General Cooking 9 02-05-2007 03:32 AM
Freeze or not to freeze fett. alfredo or just sauce Dee Dee General Cooking 1 01-05-2007 06:10 PM
Oaxacan Pumpkin Tamales (Tamales Miahuatecos) Judy Bolton Recipes (moderated) 0 29-04-2007 02:16 AM
Hot tamales! Melba's Jammin' General Cooking 57 10-02-2006 03:36 AM
Oaxacan Pumpkin Tamales (Tamales Miahuatecos) Oh Deer Recipes (moderated) 0 11-11-2005 06:07 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2017 FoodBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Food and drink"

 

Copyright © 2017