Pupusas de Queso

For a tasty snack, try these corn cakes from Reina Soler (Red Hook Food Vendors).

  • Yield: Makes about 15 pupusas
Pupusas de Queso

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, November 2009


  • 1 pound masa
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 4 cups lukewarm water
  • 3 3/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • Curtido, for serving
  • Salsa de Tomate, for serving


  1. In a large bowl, mix together masa and salt. Add water, a little bit at a time, until a soft, pliable, nonsticky dough is formed.

  2. Using damp hands, form dough into 2 1/2-inch balls. Flatten each ball into a 4-inch patty and place 1/4 cup cheese in the center of each. Fold sides of patties over cheese to enclose and reshape into a ball. Flatten each ball into another 4-inch patty.

  3. Preheat a griddle and lightly coat with oil. Place patties on skillet and cook, turning once, until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. Serve immediately with curtido and salsa.


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