2 Ways to Reheat Your Leftover Pupusas

Pupusas is a street food from El Salvador, which is essentially a thick, round, filled tortilla. It can be filled with tasty ingredients such as pork, beans or even cheese.

This filling snack contains a lot of dough, which means that it’s pretty filling. That’s why it often happens that people who prepare a lot of pupusas, usually have leftovers after their dinner.

If you also have leftover pupusas, you are in luck as they are simple to reheat. Just like quesadillas, which are pretty similar in terms of reheating, there are multiple methods that can be used to enjoy your pupusas for a second time.


Reheating pupusas in a skillet

The easiest way to reheat your leftover pupusas is by using a skillet on the stove.

You can do this like so:

  1. Place your skillet on a medium-high heat.
  2. Add your pupusas inside the skillet.
  3. Wait for a couple of minutes until they are warm in the middle, while continuously turning them.

Pros of using a skillet

The result may be crunchy, which is desired when eating pupusas.

Cons of using a skillet

These are no downsides to reheating pupusas using a skillet.

Using a microwave to reheat your pupusas

Another quick and easy reheating method for your pupusas is by throwing them in the microwave. This doesn’t require any observation and will also give a tasty result.

To reheat your pupusas in the microwave, perform the following steps per pupusa:

  1. Place your pupusa on a plate that’s safe for in the microwave.
  2. Splash a bit of water on top of the pupusa for extra crunchiness.
  3. Add your plate into the microwave, and heat it up for about a minute.
  4. Check the temperature, and repeat step 1 to 3 for all your other pupusas.

Pros of using a microwave

Microwaving food usually doesn’t give the best kind of results, but for pupusas it’s a different case. When splashing a bit of water on the dough, the result after reheating is a crunchy and tasty pupusa.

Cons of using a microwave

The only downside is that you can only reheat one pupusa at a time. If you have a big family to feed, you won’t be able to start eating your pupusa at the same time.

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