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Making tamales with goose fat?

I don't have any lard on hand, but lots of goose fat leftover from the holidays. Has anyone made masa dough using goose instead of pork fat?

asked by jacksonholefoodie over 4 years ago
4 answers 1358 views
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Sam is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

I've never tried that, but it sounds fantastic.

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added over 4 years ago

There's only one way to find out! Will report back.

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added over 4 years ago

So...I had a little tamalada (tamale-making party) and we did a side by side comparison of goose fat vs. lard in the masa dough. The goose fat tamales were lighter, more crumbly, and had a more subtle flavor. This masa was especially good with the roasted turkey and epazote. The lard tamales were also delicious, but the dough was much more dense. The lard tamales paired well with more intensely-flavored fillings, like lamb and mole and mergeuz sausage. We also made sweet fig tamales, and used butter for the masa; these were by far my favorite!! If you have an abundance of goose fat on hand, I say go for it!

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Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking

added over 4 years ago

I knew those would be good! Thanks for reporting in.

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