Salvadoran typical food: Tamales de elote (Corn tamales)

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Salvadoran corn tamales: Tamales de elote. This is one of the most popular, delicious and affordable typical dishes in El Salvador.

Español:

Cuando viajes a El SALVADOR, sabrás que los salvadoreños no pueden vivir sin tres comidas básicas: los frijoles, el pollo, y el maíz. Mucha gente de los pueblos e incluso en la ciudad cultiva frijoles y maíz, y crían sus propios pollos. Ahora, quiero presentarte un delicioso y económico platillo típico salvadoreño llamado: Tamal de elote.

English:

When you travel to El Salvador, you will know that there are  three foods that Salvadorans can’t live without: Frijoles (beans), pollo (chicken), and maiz (corn).  Many people in the countryside and even in some places in the city, they cultivate frijoles and maiz, and raise their own pollos. Today, I want to introduce you to a very delicious and affordable Salvadoran food: Tamales de elote (corn tamales).

Los ingredientes: Salvadoran typical food Tamales de Elote.

  • Elotes
  • Tusa de elote
  • Leche
  • Azúcar
  • Sal
  • Manteca

Ingredients: Salvadoran typical food Tamales de Elote.

  • Corn * (Salvadoran corn is not sweet as in U.S.A)
  • Tusas  (corn husk)
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Butter

Es muy cultural que en el mes de Agosto, los salvadoreños disfruten de todos los ricos alimentos que el elote nos regala. Las mujeres salvadoreñas se encargan de hacer este riquísimo platillo típico.

Los salvadoreños comen los tamales de elote con crema y/o queso fresco.

Puedes comer tamales de elote en la mañana (en el desayuno) o en la noche (en la cena). No es común comer tamales de elote en el almuerzo.

Y, estos son los pasos para preparar los tamales de elote salvadoreños:

It’s part of the Salvadoran culture to enjoy the delicious corn-made food specially in August.  Salvadoran women are the experts for preparing the delicious Salvadoran typical dish: corn tamales. 

Salvadorans eat corn tamales with cream and/or cream-cheese.

You can eat corn tamales in the morning (for breakfast), or in the evening (for dinner). It is not common to eat corn tamales for lunch.

These are the steps to make the Salvadoran corn tamales:

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Pasos a seguir para hacer los tamales de elote:

1. Desgranar el elote.

2. Moler los granos

3. Agregar el azúcar y la sal.

4. Poner la masa del elote preparada en la tusa.

5.  En una olla poner a hervir los tamales.

Steps to follow to make Salvadoran corn tamales:

  1. De-kernel the corn
  2. Grind it
  3. Add sugar and salt
  4. Put the prepared corn dough on the corn husk
  5. Put the tamales to boil in a pot

You can watch this simple video on how to make corn tamales:

Cocina con Adela is my all time favorite Salvadoran youtuber, she shows the world everything about salvadoran food and of course salvadoran culture: check out her Youtube Channel and learn with her.

This is her blog: http://www.cocinaconadela.com/

Learn more about El Salvador, follow me on instagram @FluentSpanishToday

If you are looking for learning Spanish and Salvadoran culture + Salvadoran slang, get in contact with me, Marlene, your favorite spanish teacher 🙂

For tourism, airport transfers, shuttles, accurate travel information, etc. Get in contact with  Tunco Life, which is the best tour operator in El Salvador  @TuncoLife

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