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huck 18-01-2005 01:20 PM

Low Cal Tamales
 
Looking for a Recipe for Low Cal Tamales



krusty kritter 18-01-2005 03:18 PM


huck wrote:
Looking for a Recipe for Low Cal Tamales


"Low Cal Tamales" really isn't an oxymoron. If you use lean meats,
and eliminate the pork lard from the masa, you can cut the calories in
a tamale in half...

Google search for "low fat tamales"...


krusty kritter 18-01-2005 03:18 PM


huck wrote:
Looking for a Recipe for Low Cal Tamales


"Low Cal Tamales" really isn't an oxymoron. If you use lean meats,
and eliminate the pork lard from the masa, you can cut the calories in
a tamale in half...

Google search for "low fat tamales"...


krusty kritter 18-01-2005 07:00 PM


Ernie wrote:
It is the masa that contains the fat.


Oh, yes. Fat from pork lard, which was unknown in Mexican cooking
before the Spanish introduced pigs. Lard revolutionized the taste of
tamales...

I have two tamale recipes here, one calls for 1 kilogram of corn and
200 grams of lard, the other calls for an astonishing 2 kilograms of
corn and 1 kilogram of lard...

1 gram of carbohydrate = 4 calories
1 gram of protein = 4 calories
1 gram of fat = 9 calories
1 gram of alcohol = 7 calories

In the first tamale recipe, the calorie count for just the corn and
lard is:
1000 grams of masa X 4 = 4000 calories
200 grams of fat X 9 = 1800 calories

In the second recipe, the calorie count for the same items is:
2000 grams of masa X 4 =8000 calories
1000 grams of fat X 9 = 9000 calories



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