So… I figured I would try making pupusas instead of arepas, just for something different — plus it sounded like a decent snack.
It still required me to get a feel for the masa, and I don’t know that I’ve done any better with this round of dough, but using oil on your hands to help prevent the pupusas (or arepas) from sticking is probably not a bad way to go.
I fried these in a dry pan this time since the pupusas had oil on the outsides already. I don’t think I did ~too~ badly. I mean, it is my first (okay, second) time working with this stuff, so it will require practice, practice, practice.
Filling I used was just what I had going on in the fridge: thinly chopped ham, black bean dip and shredded mozzarella cheese. I’m pretty sure that most of this is completely inauthentic and will only raise eyebrows with those lovely people who eat this as their comfort food.
How’s it taste? Mmmm… well for one, freaking hot! OMG HOT OFF THE PAN!! Feels kinda chewy to me. Dunno if that’s normal. Outside’s crisp, but inside’s kinda chewy with a noticeable corn flavour to it aside from my fillings. Is it supposed to be this way?
Pupusas with chopped ham, black bean dip and shredded mozzarella cheese