Thursday, January 02, 2014

Happy new year! Papusa party!

You'd never know how easy it is to make papusas.  We always enjoy them at Pilar's tamales. But now that I know how easily they come together, it will be sure to return as a tasty simple option for a weekend lunch, for family & friends who pop in. 

In this case I also made a quick spicy slaw, bright warm tomato salsa and topped them with a diced avocado. 

Serves 4 for lunch. Doubles easily 

Mix two cups Masa Harina with 1 1/2 cups water and two teaspoons salt. 
Roll 1/8 cup of mixture into a ball.  Flatten into disk. Put a pocket of shredded cheese (and possibly diced green chiles) on the center if the disk and push edges back together to turn it back into a ball. Flatten again and put onto a hot skillet. Pan fry  until golden brown.