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Old 11-13-2017, 05:14 PM   #1
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I've been using Flemming's in Montgomery. Stop by this morning to drop a pig off and they no longer make them.
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:17 PM   #2
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Jacksons meat processing in huffman
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:19 PM   #3
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Hunters Choice in Sanger makes them. Picked up my deer yesterday and had some and they were delicious!
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:20 PM   #4
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Granny's in downtown Humble on First Street... Make you go home an slap yo mamma cause she caint cook like dat!
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:14 PM   #5
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Granny's in downtown Humble on First Street... Make you go home an slap yo mamma cause she caint cook like dat!
How much are they a dozen? Do they vacuum pack them?
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:43 PM   #6
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Anywhere between delrio and San Antonio would be good.
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:04 PM   #7
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Lol. I didn't know this was even an option.
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:05 PM   #8
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Granny's in downtown Humble on First Street... Make you go home an slap yo mamma cause she caint cook like dat!
Glad to see they're still making them. Been there for a long time and are really good.

I bought the stuff to do my own....just haven't made the time (or built up the nerve) to make them yet!
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:11 PM   #9
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Glad to see they're still making them. Been there for a long time and are really good.

I bought the stuff to do my own....just haven't made the time (or built up the nerve) to make them yet!
They moved a bit farther out on First Street than that little place before Houston Ave... They're a couple blocks East of Houston Ave. now in a strip center, but still the same great service and tamales.

Last I had made cost me $7.00/doz.
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:38 PM   #10
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They moved a bit farther out on First Street than that little place before Houston Ave... They're a couple blocks East of Houston Ave. now in a strip center, but still the same great service and tamales.

Last I had made cost me $7.00/doz.
Thanks, Have you tried deer and hog there? We like the wild hog better than the deer at Flemming. Do the vacuum pack them there?
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:39 PM   #11
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Arnolds in Hempstead makes good ones
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:40 PM   #12
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Never mind...didn't look at your location
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:41 PM   #13
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My house. JK, I know a lot of old time stores use to make them but a lot have given up due to costs and time. Good luck.
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:34 PM   #14
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Granny's is the best place to get them. There's not a close 2nd.
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:32 PM   #15
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Arnold's in Hempstead make really good ones for $9/dozen.
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:49 PM   #16
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Thanks, Have you tried deer and hog there? We like the wild hog better than the deer at Flemming. Do the vacuum pack them there?
I dropped a hog off last year they were very good! They came foil wrapped.
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:22 PM   #17
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Prasek's in Sealy makes some fine ones.
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:31 PM   #18
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Granny's is the best place to get them. There's not a close 2nd.
Agreed. Haven't had them in a while, but they are excellent!

Midway in Katy does them as well, and I have been pleased with them.

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Old 11-14-2017, 02:49 PM   #19
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Glad to see they're still making them. Been there for a long time and are really good.

I bought the stuff to do my own....just haven't made the time (or built up the nerve) to make them yet!
Jennie went into a local Mexican Meat Market and asked the gentlemen for help finding all the ingredients to make tamales. He showed her back the display where they had premade tamales. She told him that she wanted to make them at home and needed help and ingredients to do so. He again told her, "No, just buy them already made." Well, now her dander was up and she, in not so nice a way, told him that she was gonna make them herself and need what she'd asked for. His reply, "Ma'am, tamales is too much work for a white woman".

She bought the available ready to eat tamales.


Granny's tamales in Humble is some of the best I've ever had and I'm a tamale snob.
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Jennie went into a local Mexican Meat Market and asked the gentlemen for help finding all the ingredients to make tamales. He showed her back the display where they had premade tamales. She told him that she wanted to make them at home and needed help and ingredients to do so. He again told her, "No, just buy them already made." Well, now her dander was up and she, in not so nice a way, told him that she was gonna make them herself and need what she'd asked for. His reply, "Ma'am, tamales is too much work for a white woman".

She bought the available ready to eat tamales.


Granny's tamales in Humble is some of the best I've ever had and I'm a tamale snob.
that reminds me a few years back wife and I were at El Milagro Tortileria on east 7th and there was a couple (white woman and coconut husband (brown on the outside and white on the inside)) trying to buy all of the stuff for tamales and asking people in line how to make it tamales. Some people helped and we laughed. The coconut guy even asked where to get a goat's head.

It was a disaster that was gonna happen at their home.

It takes a lot of time and practice.

We are making our first batch the first weekend after Thanksgiving.
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Thanks, Have you tried deer and hog there? We like the wild hog better than the deer at Flemming. Do the vacuum pack them there?
sorry, I just saw your question... No mine have never been vacuum sealed. Almost always when I picked mine up, they were still hot and rolled a dozen in a pack in foil. I take 'em home and after they've cooled down, I vacuum seal them still in the foil. I have learned that you can just take the tamales out of the freezer and drop them in boiling water for about 30 minutes and they come out perfect every time just like fresh made tamales. (by the way, I do the same with boudin too... vacuum sealed, freezer to boiling, to plate in less than 30 minutes...
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Jennie went into a local Mexican Meat Market and asked the gentlemen for help finding all the ingredients to make tamales. He showed her back the display where they had premade tamales. She told him that she wanted to make them at home and needed help and ingredients to do so. He again told her, "No, just buy them already made." Well, now her dander was up and she, in not so nice a way, told him that she was gonna make them herself and need what she'd asked for. His reply, "Ma'am, tamales is too much work for a white woman".

She bought the available ready to eat tamales.


Granny's tamales in Humble is some of the best I've ever had and I'm a tamale snob.
Curt, many years ago, my bother and I and our wives got the same "bright idea"... I don't care if the cost was $30/dozen, it's better than makin' 'em yourself!! We got it done and they were very good, but DANG, never again!! Further, by the time we got done (took us 2 solid days), none of us wanted anything to do with a tamale for 6 months!!
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:47 PM   #23
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:50 PM   #24
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Any good places up around DFW Area?
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:55 PM   #25
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Granny's is the best place to get them. There's not a close 2nd.
Another vote for Granny's! There jalapeno/cream cheese is the best!
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:11 PM   #26
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I bought the stuff to do my own....just haven't made the time (or built up the nerve) to make them yet!
Us too and we made some and that won't happen again LOL! It's a lot of work and my tamales didn't look anything like what a tamale is supposed to look like.

They looked more like a long and flat Fig Newton.

I'll continue to buy mine from the nice Mexican woman who works for me lol.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:19 PM   #27
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sorry, I just saw your question... No mine have never been vacuum sealed. Almost always when I picked mine up, they were still hot and rolled a dozen in a pack in foil. I take 'em home and after they've cooled down, I vacuum seal them still in the foil. I have learned that you can just take the tamales out of the freezer and drop them in boiling water for about 30 minutes and they come out perfect every time just like fresh made tamales. (by the way, I do the same with boudin too... vacuum sealed, freezer to boiling, to plate in less than 30 minutes...
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:52 PM   #28
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Curt, many years ago, my bother and I and our wives got the same "bright idea"... I don't care if the cost was $30/dozen, it's better than makin' 'em yourself!! We got it done and they were very good, but DANG, never again!! Further, by the time we got done (took us 2 solid days), none of us wanted anything to do with a tamale for 6 months!!

We tried it ONE time too! Lol
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:19 PM   #29
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Any good places up around DFW Area?
From Waxahachie myself so I'm wanting to know as well. Seems like Hunter's Choice in Sanger is the closest one on the list for us so far here.
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From Waxahachie myself so I'm wanting to know as well. Seems like Hunter's Choice in Sanger is the closest one on the list for us so far here.


We need to find a place to get a few dozen and have a arrow slinging session in Hachie !!


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Old 11-14-2017, 07:52 PM   #31
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I use Bellville Meat Market for mine.... they are good and plenty of meat stuffed into them.
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