Monday, April 06, 2015


serves six

2 cups masa harina
1 pinch salt, kosher variety
1 1/3 cups warm filtered water
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
4 oz bacon, diced
vegetable oil, for cooking

Cook the bacon until lightly browned. Place on a paper towel to drain, and reserve the pan with the bacon grease. Combine masa harina, salt, and water in a mixing bowl, along with 2 to 3 teaspoons of the bacon grease. Knead to form a smooth, moist dough with a play dough-like consistency. Divide the dough into six equal portions and roll into balls. The balls should be about 2 inches in diameter. Using your thumb, poke a nice hole in the center of each of the balls. Fill up the hole with bacon and cheese. Wrap the dough around the filling, and seal. Make sure that there is no leakage. Pat the dough between your hands until you have a nice round disk about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Add the vegetable oil to a pan (just to cover the bottom), and bring the heat up to medium high, and then add the pupusas. Cook for several minutes per side (about 2 or 3) until each side is golden brown. Serve warm with a nice runny egg or two. Enjoy.

bacon recipe source: Andy Anderson, aka WichitaChef (member), Just a Pinch (@JustAPinchCooks)

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