Delta Hot Tamales
Ever heard of them? Believe it or not. Greenville, Mississippi, in the heart of the Delta is the hot tamale capital of the world.
So how did they end up in the heart of the south? The most widely accepted theory is that these tamales came with Mexican migrant workers to the region’s cotton plantations in the early 1900s. In the fields they were introduced to African American sharecroppers who took to them as the proved to be a hearty food and easily transported. These field workers would go on to develop their own recipes which have been handed down for generations.
Delta Hot Tamales are slightly smaller, with a lot more spice and flavor, simmered rather than steamed and are served with the juice that is the by-product of simmering.
It is in the spirit of this tradition that Five Sisters will be offering a special Delta Hot Tamale special each and every Tuesday beginning at 4:00 p.m.; three tamales served with beans and rice for $12.95. Dine in only.