Today my husband suggested that for family Tamale Day coming up in December we try to make Monte Cristo tamales. I am so disgusted by that idea that every time I think of it I gag, but if I can’t think of something better he will try to execute it. Help me!
Some background: every December the family meets and we make tamales for everyone, usually traditional tamales of a few types but for the last four-ish years my father-in-law has been on a Strange Tamales kick (ever since he randomly thought to make hot buffalo-style tamales with blue cheese, which are admittedly awesome). Now it’s kind of A Thing, where everyone is trying to think of weird but delicious tamales. For example, we’ve tried: red curry (no), ham and pineapple (no), spam (NO), pulled pork (no), cheeseburger (NOOOO).
Since we end up with a couple dozens of tamales at the end of Tamale Day I would prefer they not include a bag of gross ones. (We still have some of the spam ones in our freezer from last year, so gross).
I basically can’t think of anything, looking for lots of ideas! :)