The Giant Guatemalan Tamal

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The gigantic tamal from oriente (Eastern Guatemala) is the equivalent of 4 to 6 typical tamales or about a dozen Mexican typical tamales. The plate that holds this tamal is 11 inches or 28 cms in diameter. The dough has been cooked only once as opposed to the typical Guatemalan tamales which are cooked twice. There is also over a pound of pork meat inside (tongue, ear, head, ribs, etc.).

Could you eat one these enourmous tamales all by yourself?

Un gigantesco tamal de oriente equivale a 4 o 6 tamales típicos guatemaltecos y cómo una docena del típico tamal mexicano. El plato dónde reposa el enorme tamal de oriente mide 28 cms / 11 pulgadas. La masa es de un sólo cocimiento. Adentro lleva más de una libra de carne (lengua, oreja, cabeza, costilla, etc.).

¿Podrías comerte uno de estos enormes tamales?

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