These tamales turned out pretty good- They were a whole lotta work, and the recipe only made 4 dozen tamales, and I even used 5 and 1/2 pounds of meat (pork butts) The filling turned out excellent-but I made 1 and 1/2 times the amount of sauce to simmer the meat in, and I used some chile powder from a local market instead of ancho chiles (they smelled like prunes for some reason) Also, a 8 ounce bag of shucks is plenty! My real problem with this recipe was the masa- It turned out really dry and floury-maybe it was the masa harina that I used, or maybe I didn't add enough broth to the mix. Otherwise this was a great recipe and I will definitely make it again-as soon as I figure out what went wrong.
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These tamales turned out pretty good- They were a whole lotta work, and the recipe only made 4...