Relationship: Im/migrant
pupusas, tomato salsa, and slaw
pupusas, tomato salsa, and slaw

I remember as a child, my grandmother cooked a delicious dinner for the whole family. My family sat at a large table to share, talk, laugh, and celebrate Christmas, birthdays, or special days. My grandmother always cooked a lot of delicious food. One of her favorite recipes was pupusas. Here is her recipe: 
 2 cups ground cornmeal
 1/8 cup water
 oil (as needed)
 16 ozs. red or black beans
 8 ozs. shredded mozzarella cheese
Filling:  Cook the undrained beans over medium heat for about 1 hour, stirring often until they are soft. Crumble cheese and add to the cooked beans and mix well.

Method: Put cornmeal in a medium-sized bowl. Add the water and mix until a smooth ball of paste-like dough is formed. Form the dough into eight small balls. Make a muffin-sized cup in the center of each ball. Place a spoonful of filling in each cup. Close dough edges of the filling and press each ball gently into a round disk. 
Place the pupusas in a medium-hot griddle and cook about 10 minutes, turning once until golden brown and the filling has melted, being careful not to burn. Serve with tomato salsa and slaw. Serves 3-4 people. Enjoy!
I have been in the United States for five years. I am married and I have many beautiful things here living in this country with my husband. I also remember all of the different things that I experienced as a child. In the times of today, everything is different in every stage of my life. Everything is now a good example of a better quality of life. 

Place(s): El Salvador
Year: 2011

– Wendy

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