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Pupusas (Griddle Cakes)

Zojirushi Recipe – <i>Pupusas</i> (Griddle Cakes)

Pupusa is a national dish of El Salvador. Flat bread made of corn flour is filled with refried beans and cheese. Enjoy it while warm with curtido on the side!

            	<i>Pupusas</i> (Griddle Cakes)  Ingredients

Ingredients (serves 4-6, makes 12-16 pupusas):

For Curtido (Relish):

  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. ground cayenne or hot chile pepper of your choice, adjust taste to preference
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1/4 large head cabbage, shredded
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1/4 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced 
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano

For Filling:

  • 16 oz. refried beans
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese or Oaxaca cheese

For Pupusas:

  • 3 cups masa harina (flour made of nixtamalized corn)
  • 2-2/3 cup or more water, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (optional) 
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil (optional) 

*Filling can be replaced with chicharrón or other cooked meat and cheese.

*This recipe was developed for Gourmet Sizzler® Electric Griddle (EA-BDC10). Adjustments may be necessary when using other models.

              <i>Pupusas</i> (Griddle Cakes) Step 1

Prepare the curtido. In a small bowl, mix ground hot chile and water. In a large bowl, place all vegetables from the curtido ingredients list, add salt and mix. Add vinegar, chile water mixture, oregano and mix again. Chill in the refrigerator for a minimum of 3 hours or overnight for best taste. 

              <i>Pupusas</i> (Griddle Cakes) Step 2

Make the pupusas. For the filling, mix together refried beans and cheese and set aside. For the dough, place masa harina in a large bowl, and mix with optional salt and oil.

              <i>Pupusas</i> (Griddle Cakes) Step 3

Knead the dough. Add water gradually while kneading the dough with your hand. Adjust the amount of water until the dough resembles a soft, pliant dough.

              <i>Pupusas</i> (Griddle Cakes) Step 4

Turn the Gourmet d’Expert® Electric Griddle temperature control dial to 400°F to preheat.

              <i>Pupusas</i> (Griddle Cakes) Step 5

Assemble the pupusa. Lightly oil your hands (not included in the ingredients list), scoop 1/4 to 1/3 cup of dough and form a ball. The amount of each scoop may vary on the preferred size of each pupusa

              <i>Pupusas</i> (Griddle Cakes) Step 6

Make a large indentation in the middle of dough and place about 1 to 2 tablespoons of the filling. Bring the edge of the dough together to enclose the filling and shape into a ball. 

              <i>Pupusas</i> (Griddle Cakes) Step 7

Gently pat the dough between your palms to form a disc, about 1/4-inch thick. When shaping the dough, make sure to keep the filling at the center of the dough, to prevent the dough from cracking and for the filling to leak.

              <i>Pupusas</i> (Griddle Cakes) Step 8

Cook the pupusas. Carefully place the pupusa on the griddle and cook 7 to 8 minutes for each side until browned. Add remaining pupusas as you cook.

              <i>Pupusas</i> (Griddle Cakes) Step 9

Serve with chilled curtido from step 1. Enjoy!