This recipe is posted especially for Tania Pryputniewicz who teaches blogging for the Story Circle Network. She inspired me to take blogging seriously. This is also for
Jesus Daniel Hernandez, the opera singer, who told me this is the best tamale sauce he had ever tasted.
Pour enough olive oil into a medium sized sauce pan to cover the bottom about 1/4 inch. Saute 1/2 chopped medium onion, and two cloves chopped garlic
in the olive oil. When onion appears translucent, pour the onion mixture and 1 1/2 cups half and half into a blender. Add 2 Tablespoons of flour and
1 teaspoon ground chipotle chili pepper. Blend until onions and garlic are pureed. Return mixture to sauce pan and cook over low heat until thickened.
Pour over tamales and warm thoroughly in an oven. To increase or decrease the amount of spicyness, increase or decrease the amount of chili powder.
The photograph is the courtesy of Anabel McMillen, who comes to my house and photographs everything.