California Mexican vs. Tex Mex?
Just finished reading your post. I too, am from Cali, born and raised there. Now living out here in Oklahoma. Yes, here the tamales are thin as a pencil. (terrible) As a child I recall my aunt making very fat/thick tamales. Since moving out here to Okie-homa, I am not able to find anyone who is able to produce a fat tamale. Would you happen to have a recipe for making thick California tamales? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm going to make them myself for Christmas.