Mario's take on an El Salvadoran dish will amaze young and old alike!
Pupusas with Spicy Slaw
- 2 cups Masa Harina
- pinch of Salt
- 1 1/4 cups Warm Water (plus more as needed)
- 4 tablespoons Vegetable Shortening
- 1 cup Grated Cheese (Queso Fresco; Cotija or Jack)
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Spicy Slaw (Curtido)
- 1/2 head Green Cabbage; shredded
- 1 large Carrot; grated
- 1 Red Onion; thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/4 cup Water
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano; toasted in a dry pan (until smoking)
- 2 Serrano Chilies; sliced thin
- Combine Masa Harina, Salt, and Water and Shortening in a mixing bowl. Knead to form a smooth moist dough and let stand for 10 minutes. Adjust Water as needed so dough is tacky but not sticky.
- Scoop out golf ball sized pieces of dough, place in a tortilla press or gently flatten with hands to form a 4 inch disk. Add filings as desired, and top with another flattened 4 inch disk to form Pupusa. Seal and repeat with remaining dough.
- Heat a generously oiled skillet or griddle over medium-high. Cook the Pupusas for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
- Serve warm with slaw on the side.