|Pupusas are “tortillas” made of corn dough, with a filling of cheese, “chicharron”, fried beans or mixed fried beans and chicharron.|
Recipe for Pupusas:
To prepare the dough, purchase a package of MASA HARINA (you will see the label, there are several brands, but if it reads “Masa para tortillas”, that is the right one). On the package you will find the instructions of how to make the dough. Be careful with the water you add to the flour, too much is not good, too little will feel hard. The dough ought to be malleable. Once the dough is ready, cover with a clean, moist dish cloth and set aside.
Next prepare your filling of choice:
Pupusas de Queso: Purchase fresh cheese and hard cheese. Grate it, and make three cups. It ought to be a very fine grating. Add 4 tablespoon of real cream (not sour cream). If you live near a store where you find LOROCOS try half to one cup of Lorocos. Add a little salt to your taste. Make a paste of all of this, making sure the paste is NOT liquid. It should not be runny. Set this mixture aside.
Pupusas de Chicharron: Purchase in a Latin market 1.5 cups of chicharrones (do not confuse these chicharrones with the mexican chicharron). Also get the following
Now finish making the pupusas:
From the dough you set aside, take about three big spoonfuls of it and make a little ball. Flatten this ball with your hands and begin making it round. Once it is round pat it flat. Now, put this flattened ball over a cloth on the counter and put your filling of choice on top. Make the lid by making another little ball, flatten it, round it. Cover the first one that has the filling. Touch the edges so the filling won't go out. The griddle should be very hot (350). Cook each side until it is golden brown but not burnt.
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