December 10, 2011 by Maria Mariaaa
Stove-Top Steaming: 15-20 Minutes
In a pot or pan, place a small amount of water (about an inch full) and place the tamales in the pan, cover the pan and steam on medium heat
Microwave Steaming: 1-2 Minutes Each
In a plastic bag, with a few tablespoons of water poured into the bag. If the tamales get wet, it’s okay, because their wrappers protect them.
Large Amounts: 30-40 minutes
Stove-Top Frozen: 25 Minutes
Microwave Frozen: 3-4 Minutes Each
It’s important to use steam heat only, stove-top heating is preferable, however you may microwave them by placing the tamales with their traditional wrappings (corn husks) still on.
If you do not have a plastic bag handy, wet a paper towel and place the wet paper towel around the tamale and place in the microwave.