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

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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Reviews (10)

9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
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11/15/2010
Hi Martha, I'm so glad that you where able to show our culture with our famous pupusas. We live in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, and my parents own a Salvadorian restaurant. We've been told that we make the best pupusas in Canada. I hope you get to come by and try them one day. Next time you come to visit Churchill, Manitoba to see the polar bears, you are more than welcome to visit La Fiesta Cafecito in Winnipeg...Gracias :)!
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11/14/2010
Dear Martha, I was really happy when I watched this segment, salvadorean pupusas are one of the most popular traditional dishes in El Salvador and they are so popular because they are easy to make and very cheap. One thing that I saw in your recipe is that you added mozarella cheese, here in el salvador we use "quesillo" which has almost the same texture as the mozarella but it has more flavor, because mozarella tends to be a bit blend. You should try using other kinds of cheese! Thanks
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11/12/2010
We are 9 millionof Salvadorans in the world, 2.5 in the USA. Thanks for spreading one of our 125 dishes cooked with corn. Pupusas are of different sizes and over 20 different flavors. Also made with other flours, especially rice. Thanks.
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08/08/2010
f cheese, beans, and pork). Thanks!
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08/08/2010
Dear Martha, My mother and I got to see this segment on Pupusas. She's from El Salvador and her family has had pupuserias in El Salvador for generations. We were both pleasantly surprised up until they added salt to the masa. According to her, pupusas don't need salt in the masa because the mixture of cheese and Loroco ( an edible flower that grows in El Salvador) that already have salt. Her and I were happy to see the debut of Pupusas on your show. I hope you got to try the Revueltas (mixture o
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05/24/2010
Just out of curiosity I typed pupusas and to my surprise !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i found the recipe, Thank you Martha. I love your show.
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12/30/2009
Actually, the drink that accompanies the pupusas is the Horchata, made from dried seeds, or even a drink of tropical fruit salad, Thank you Martha for promoting our culinary pride in your space.... Pat Paz
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11/16/2009
Congratulations to Rafael Soler, Reina Bermudez and her son Cesar, for showing a part of our roots, delicious cheese pupusas a true delicacy for the palate and a delicious dish salvadoran recognized worldwide. Again congratulations dear family Soler and Martha Stewart to dedicate a space and expose the best of our Salvadoran culture. Que viva El Salvador and Dominican Republic Since Jorge Pinel
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11/16/2009
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11/10/2009
Dear Martha, In Colombia we have "AREPAS", they are very siimilar to the "papusas" and we stuff them with white farmers cheese or any other cheese available. They are delicious for breakfast with a good cup of Colombian coffee or hot chocolate. Thank you Martha for your show. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!! Say Hi to your Mom, I love it when she comes to the show, maybe one day I will be there. God bless you!!! Luisa