Nov 30, 1919, 12:00 AM
Post #2 of 12
OIL ??? IT's not a tune up !!! It's a cleaning process.. !!!
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Here is from the book of 'Personal Experience' signed by Vic and the Lost Thumb.
True is that a brand new Molcajete (which at a time was called 'Mexican Blender') need's to be cured or started, meaning, making sure whaterver you grind on it would come out clean and helathy.
To do this you DO have to bust up a couple of fingers as you have to grind some corn cloves on it for this purpose. Take a hand full of corn (color don't matter as long as it is uncooked and dried) and grind it on the Molcajete untill it becomes a grey-like paste, remove the paste and add another hand full (or as much as you can as by now you should now be missing some fingers) of the same type of corn, continue the (grinding, removing and adding and grinding and ....) process until one of two things happen, a) you run out of fingers..... OR b) the paste comes out clear.
At this point you must run water .... on the molcajete !!!! (Of course, because your fingers are long gone!!!) Be cool ....the thing is almost ready, all you have to do now is to bake it in the oven or at live fire for a few minutes (I alway wanted to know how long is A FEW MINUTES !!!) meaning 15 in oven or 5 on fire, Then you can start using it.....
All I can tell for my self is that I've been using my Mexican Blender for quite a few years and I'm alive, so either it works or I' immune to EVERYTHING I cook.
About the Salsa, guacamole and other things that you can make on them you have to ask to my buddies.
Oops, I almost forget, this treatment I got from the best cook I know ..... 'Mom' =)