Monday, July 14, 2008

Tres, Dos, Uno...Pupusas!

I felt a little like this woman last night: I had a "few" people from my ward over for Pupusas. I had gotten some Maseca from Macey's last week, and I wanted to try it out and see what my friends thought. The verdict? Everyone wants to be El Salvadorian...or at least cook like they were. My friend Cy told me that I had taught him how to fish by showing how to make these. Thanks to Dan for teaching me in the first place. All 11 people thought they were great. And talk about economical! My children might be raised on these, as they are pretty inexpensive to make.

On a side note, I didn't have any cabbage to make the traditional pickled cabbage topping, so I tried something with lettuce, and it turned out really well. I shredded a head of dark green lettuce (I had green leaf, but you can use romaine), added the juice and zest of one lemon, added about a half cup of really thinly sliced onion, about a clove of minced garlic, and salt and pepper. It was a hit, even with the two people who had already tried pupusas.

All right for accommodations on a college budget!


  1. Wow, that sounds delicious! Will you make it for us when you come to VA?


  2. pupusas are seriously one of my favorite foods. I'll take one revuelta, one chicharrones, and one queso con loroco, por favor!

  3. My little sister is growing up and making her own pupusas! [sniff]. Glad you liked them Celeste, I'm proud of you.