These are four easy ways to reheat and enjoy tamales this holiday season.

Oscar G Pacheco
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'Tis the season for champurrado, buñelos, and of course tamales, and unless you're eating them fresh from the pot, these are four tasty ways to reheat tamales.

Tamale season is well underway, and this is when your fridge is stuffed with bags of tamales which can be eaten as a complete meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Rusty Morris
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While everybody can agree that tamales are yummy, everybody has their way of reheating tamales depending on how well-cooked each prefers.

Because tamales are wrapped in corn husks encapsulating the yummy inside, which makes it super easy to reheat whether you are frying, steaming, or even microwaving your tamales.

Microwave

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Some folks like to microwave their tamales because it is the fastest way to enjoy these pockets filled with goodness but beware if you zap them for too long, they might end up dry and rubbery.

Oven

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Others like to place their tamales in the oven inside a covered roasting pan with a bit of water at the bottom, giving way for a bit of steam to help keep them from drying out.

Steam

Oda Jennys
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Tamales can also be steamed, the perfect way to reconstitute and keep the tamales nicely moist and fluffy.

Fry

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I prefer my tamales fried. Some add oil, but I prefer a spray of Pam to keep them from sticking, and I also like to cut them up roughly with the spatula to get as many crispy corners as possible. Keeping the pan hot is crucial to get the crunch factor but not so hot that you end up burning the tamales. An air-fryer will also work well.

While everyone has their method for reheating tamales, all that matters is that you get to enjoy unwrapping the pillowy goodness of your tamales at the end of it all. Provecho!

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