1 hr 10 mins
Debbie R.'s Note:
This is from whats4eats.com. I haven't tried it yet. Thie site had a lot of great variations on this treat from El Salvador. Times are guesstimates. You can make vegan papusas by using a bean, potato and/or chili pepper filling. Whatever filling you choose to make from those listed below, you will need one cup of it to fill the breads.
My Private Note
- 1In a large bowl, mix together the masa harina and water. Knead well. Knead in more water, one tablespoonful at a time, if needed to make a moist, yet firm dough. (It should not crack at the edges when you press down on it.) Cover and set aside to rest 5-10 minutes.
- 2Roll dough into a log and cut into 8 equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball. Press a hole in each ball with your thumb. Put about 1 tablespoon of desired filling into each ball. Fold the dough over to completely enclose it. Press the ball out with your palms to form a disc, taking care that that the filling doesn't spill out.
- 3Line a tortilla press with plastic and press out each ball to about 5-6 inches wide and about 1/4-inch thick. If you don't have a tortilla press, place the dough between two pieces of plastic wrap and roll it out with a rolling pin.
- 4Heat an ungreased skillet over medium-high heat. Cook each pupusa for about 1-2 minutes on each side, until lightly browned and blistered. Remove to a plate and hold warm until all pupusas are done. Serve with curtido and salsa roja.
- 6Pupusas de Queso: With a cheese filling. Use grated quesillo, queso fresco, farmer's cheese, mozzarella, Swiss cheese or a combination. Add some minced green chile if you like.
- 7Pupusas de Chicharrones: With a filling of fried chopped pork and a little tomato sauce. A reasonable facsimile can be made by grinding 1 cup of cooked bacon with a little bit of tomato sauce in a food processor.
- 8Pupusas de Frijoles Refritos: With a refried bean filling.
- 9Pupusas Revueltas: Use a mixture of chicharrones, cheese and refried beans.
- 10Pupusas de Queso y Loroco: With a cheese and tropical vine flower filling. Loroco can be found in jars at many Latin markets.
- 11Pupusas de Arroz: A variety of pupusa that uses rice flour instead of corn masa.
- 12Cooked potatoes or finely minced, sautéed jalapeño peppers are also tasty fillings. You can also try a mixture of different fillings.
Nutritional Facts for Pupusas With Variations
Serving Size: 1 (465 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 104.0
- Calories from Fat 9
- Total Fat 1.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.1 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 2.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 21.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 2.6 g