Much like the South Florida Croqueta phenomenon, the Mississippi Delta has a well documented fascination with Hot Tamales. Here’s an interesting fact, something the two dishes have in common is that they’re served with Saltines.
Hot Tamales are available at every corner in Clarksdale, at least it seems that way. My wife Marcela and I ate Hot Tamales from 7 different restaurants during our 5 day stay in the area.
We had just finished having lunch at Dreamboat BBQ and an early afternoon snack at Ground Zero Blues Club when we stopped in at Larry’s Hot Tamales. There was a smoker parked outside but we didn’t even ask about BBQ since we were in Hot Tamale mode.
One bite and yes, these are definitely one of the best Hot Tamales we ate with a nice sauce on them.
What did we do next? What any self respecting and obsessed person would do, we took 6 Hot Tamales to go.
Larry’s Waiting For You:
Larry’s Hot Tamales
947 Sunflower Ave, Suite A Clarksdale, Mississippi