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Fried Tamale and Egg

  • Prep 2 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Ingredients 3
  • Servings 1

Ingredients

1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1
cold left-over tamale (already cooked)
1
egg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

If you don’t want to use oil you can also warm your tamales on a hot comal until crispy.

My favorite way to eat tamales is by refrying them with a fried egg on top. Amazing! I remember how the love for this started. I was in my formidable teenage years and it was New Year’s day. We were at my Tia Rosie's house eating breakfast and I remember all the adults laughing around the table, nursing their hangovers as they talked about the highlights of the previous night’s big New Year’s Eve party. It was my grandpa who walked into the room with a steaming hot plate in his hands. I could tell he was anxious to start eating whatever was on his plate and didn't want any interruptions as he ate. I had to get up and take a look at his plate to see what all the hubbub was about. That’s when I first saw and heard of fried tamales with a fried egg on top. It seemed a bit strange and yet super good. I asked my grandpa where this dish came from and in a loud, angry, annoyed voice, he barked at me: "Don't worry about it. Just eat it ‘cause it's good!" And that's how my mantra for this lovely dish started.

Directions

  • 1 In a small frying pan over medium heat, add a tablespoon of oil. Allow it to get hot.
  • 2 Unwrap husk off of tamal, and place it in the pan.
  • 3 Cook on both sides for about 7 minutes or until crispy.
  • 4 Remove from pan and place on a plate.
  • 5 Fry an egg and place on top of tamale for the best treat you've ever had!

My favorite way to eat tamales is by refrying them with a fried egg on top. Amazing! I remember how the love for this started. I was in my formidable teenage years and it was New Year’s day. We were at my Tia Rosie's house eating breakfast and I remember all the adults laughing around the table, nursing their hangovers as they talked about the highlights of the previous night’s big New Year’s Eve party. It was my grandpa who walked into the room with a steaming hot plate in his hands. I could tell he was anxious to start eating whatever was on his plate and didn't want any interruptions as he ate. I had to get up and take a look at his plate to see what all the hubbub was about. That’s when I first saw and heard of fried tamales with a fried egg on top. It seemed a bit strange and yet super good. I asked my grandpa where this dish came from and in a loud, angry, annoyed voice, he barked at me: "Don't worry about it. Just eat it ‘cause it's good!" And that's how my mantra for this lovely dish started.

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Nicole Presley Nicole Presley
September 27, 2015

My favorite way to eat tamales is by refrying them with a fried egg on top. Amazing! I remember how the love for this started. I was in my formidable teenage years and it was New Year’s day. We were at my Tia Rosie's house eating breakfast and I remember all the adults laughing around the table, nursing their hangovers as they talked about the highlights of the previous night’s big New Year’s Eve party. It was my grandpa who walked into the room with a steaming hot plate in his hands. I could tell he was anxious to start eating whatever was on his plate and didn't want any interruptions as he ate. I had to get up and take a look at his plate to see what all the hubbub was about. That’s when I first saw and heard of fried tamales with a fried egg on top. It seemed a bit strange and yet super good. I asked my grandpa where this dish came from and in a loud, angry, annoyed voice, he barked at me: "Don't worry about it. Just eat it ‘cause it's good!" And that's how my mantra for this lovely dish started.