Peruvian Tamales

Tamales

Corn / potatoe dough boiled wrapped in a banana leaf

Tamales are a very traditional Latin American dish. In Peru Tamales come in many forms and sizes. Each region, even each town or family has its own version.

They are made of starchy dough, often corn- or potatoes based, to which meats (pork or chicken), cheese, chilies, vegetables, garlic and other spices are added. This mixture is wrapped in banana leafs, properly tied and cooked in boiling water.

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