corn husks

Hojas de Maíz, Hojas para Tamal

USES: Mostly for wrapping tamales, though occasionally for wrapping and gentle flavoring for meat or fish during cooking.

FINDING: Most Mexican groceries, many general groceries and via the internet.

CHOOSING: Large, unbroken, unblemished corn husks are the easiest ones to work with.

STORING: Cool, dark, dry place, preferably in a sealed container, for up to a year.