Rick Makes Pupusas (Fried Corn Fritters) | From the Test Kitchen | Bon Appétit

  • Published: 21 June 2019
  • Join Rick Martinez in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as he makes pupusas filled with refried red beans and cheese. Once you taste this classic Salvadoran dish, you’ll definitely want to experiment with the fillings -- carnitas, beef, anything (but not literally anything)!
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  • Elsa&lisa
    Elsa&lisa  1 days back

    Are those nails for real ? I can’t believe BA would let someone handle food or cook with nail polish on. Blue food anyone?

    • The Home Plate Special

      Has anyone tried to bake these in the oven on a cookie sheet? I dont have my comal or an electric grill here.

      • Qtcarmen7 W
        Qtcarmen7 W  7 days back

        This is the fancy way of making pupusas lol

        • Erin Lee
          Erin Lee  1 weeks back

          Rick is easily the coolest person of the BA staff.

          • LottaTroublemaker
            LottaTroublemaker  1 weeks back

            Never heard of these before, Thank YOU! 👏👍😊❗️ These must be great with a veggie soup, e.g. Buon-a-Pettiti’s (Nona Gina’s) Zuccini soup that I just watched. Never tasted such a soup before, but all needed is to make sure spices don’t clash, don’t think they will. A great way of making it a more substantial vegan meal. I haven’t seen the recipe for these, but I bet they’re easy to veganize, if they’re not already, which Nona Gina’s soup will be too (think she had butter in it). Love her videos, not only do I learn something about cooking, but she also feels like family, think a lot of people end out loving this woman they never met. She’s just so wonderful and loveable. So great, esp. for young people, to be able to learn making food from scratch from a lovely Nan. So many don’t have a clue how you make simple dishes without using lots of bags of powder and canned goods. No wonder, many parents work a lot and the last thing they’ve thought of when they got home, was cooking. Calling for take-out is so much easier. But all that processed food isn’t good for us, esp. not kids! LOL, my dog is beside me, complaining like she’s been starved for days. She wants lot of treats instead of her food (who doesn’t? 😋). Well, well... (repeating to myself:) «Be strong, be strong! Giving in is not being kind!» ☺️ OMG, stubborn cutie, that little furry girl❣️ Love her to bits❣️

            • Sarah Schrock
              Sarah Schrock  1 weeks back

              Rick, your hands are so beautiful! This was a very nice way to showcase them! I can't wait to try and make a terrible mess of it.

              • Nina Lopes
                Nina Lopes  1 weeks back

                Rick and Gaby should make a vid together! 😍

                • Tele Opinions
                  Tele Opinions  1 weeks back

                  Or, you can actually type "pupusas" in the YouTube search bar and look how Salvadorians make it and save yourself 10 minutes. Just tell a latin person that you need a stand mixer and all those kitchen utensils to make pupusas or tortillas and see what happens. They'll probably hit you with a spoon.

                  • Zuzy Mahone
                    Zuzy Mahone  2 weeks back

                    I have never in my 21 years of life living with a Salvadoran mother I have never seen her mix the queso con los frijoles like that. Se mezclan cuando se cose. I have also never in my life someone use an ice cream scoop 😂😂 you eye ball that b lmaoo also that salsa is way too thick

                    • Erick Chicas
                      Erick Chicas  2 weeks back

                      it's a decent attempt at a pupusa.

                      • huongohverr
                        huongohverr  2 weeks back

                        I don't know when they decided to replace old Chris with a revamped, sailor-mouthed Chris but in the words of Brad Leone... "I couldn't be happier."

                        • Martin Castellon
                          Martin Castellon  3 weeks back

                          Whenever I eat pupusas with salsa roja it's usually runny and not that pasting have I been eating it wrong?

                          • Luis Esteban
                            Luis Esteban  3 weeks back

                            Anyone else wants Rick's phone case.Because I do.

                            • shimmerine1
                              shimmerine1  3 weeks back

                              So is this kind of like a corn-based flat bao?

                              • GABRIEL HORVATH
                                GABRIEL HORVATH  3 weeks back

                                how is rick the most beautiful man i the world???

                                • ROBERT Mason
                                  ROBERT Mason  3 weeks back

                                  Nice blue finger nails dude

                                  • Jacopo Carboncini
                                    Jacopo Carboncini  4 weeks back

                                    LET'S GO EAT SOME PUSSAY!!!

                                    Oh, I don't think so....

                                    • LisaPFMoore
                                      LisaPFMoore  4 weeks back

                                      This is something I ate as a child. Miss them in my adult life. Thanks for the video. Going to make me some.

                                      • Juliet Blue
                                        Juliet Blue  4 weeks back

                                        I am mesmerised by his beautiful hands

                                        • Ariel Carson
                                          Ariel Carson  4 weeks back

                                          BA YouTube comment section I my favorite place to be ❤️

                                          • Aditya Venkat
                                            Aditya Venkat  4 weeks back

                                            I NEED THAT PHONE CASE

                                            • M N
                                              M N  4 weeks back

                                              Blue nails? Psh, pink or white would have been better choices to make his shirt pop more. The blue is also not an appetizing color. Who’s color blocking these videos?

                                              • L L
                                                L L  4 weeks back

                                                i am LIVING for his nail color

                                                • M.G.L. Hutton
                                                  M.G.L. Hutton  4 weeks back

                                                  Love this guy. I'm so happy when I watch him cook!

                                                  • Lander Bari
                                                    Lander Bari  4 weeks back

                                                    Love that these are gluten free

                                                    • aquamohawk
                                                      aquamohawk  1 months back

                                                      I made them! Thank you so much for video ❤❤❤❤

                                                      • April Fennessey
                                                        April Fennessey  1 months back

                                                        Request: Could someone at Bon Appetit please tell Rick that he has gorgeous hands? He could have a successful side career as a hand model.

                                                        • Mary Moore
                                                          Mary Moore  4 weeks back

                                                          I totally agree. I was distracted by them. Lol. Gorgeous !

                                                      • Ghost Face
                                                        Ghost Face  1 months back

                                                        Nice nails man 🤦‍♂️

                                                        • Romanov 666
                                                          Romanov 666  1 months back

                                                          is he gay?

                                                          • William Flore
                                                            William Flore  1 months back

                                                            This is the whitest way I have ever seen pupusas been made

                                                            • Ben Enter
                                                              Ben Enter  1 months back

                                                              I learned how to make Pupusa in class, and have found a restaurant in my town that has pupusas that I love, but this video has made me re-visit making them myself and experimenting to find my perfect home -made Pupusas.

                                                              • NAT
                                                                NAT  1 months back

                                                                “pepusa” is what my baby sis says too lol💖💖

                                                                • Anton Caldwell
                                                                  Anton Caldwell  1 months back

                                                                  Que rica se ven

                                                                  • Forever Seeking
                                                                    Forever Seeking  1 months back

                                                                    I am impressed! Don't know much about Rick or his background but you've pretty much shared a pupusa de frijole con queso recipe, without mixing in inaccurate things!! 🤩 I'm very happy and feel you did a great job! Even the oil and water trick! 👍👍

                                                                    For those who are interested our salsa isn't fried or spicy. It's basically tomatoes and yes the bouillon thing is very true lol. Our curtido uses pineapple vinegar. I've never seen any ladies in my family ferment the cabbage though and we typically use the green cabbage and a few dried Chile de arbol not jalapeños.

                                                                    With that said my Mexican husband prefers spicy Mexican style salsa on his pupusas so all of that is optional and up to you. If you've never had a pupusa, I really hope you try it.

                                                                    • Jbaby BB
                                                                      Jbaby BB  1 months back

                                                                      Haha somebody was thinking about lube..😂😂😂 same.. nice recipe btw

                                                                      • Bethany Alvax
                                                                        Bethany Alvax  1 months back

                                                                        This truly disappointed me. This is not authentic and not the representation Pupusa deserve! 🇸🇻

                                                                        • Bethany Alvax
                                                                          Bethany Alvax  1 months back

                                                                          @Forever Seeking Well this is my opinion and I still believe it was a sad attempt and could have been done better. You don't have to agree as you similarly to most are simply happy with the recognition.

                                                                        • Forever Seeking
                                                                          Forever Seeking  1 months back

                                                                          @Bethany Alvax lol the tools used to make it are a commodity and have nothing to do with the recipe though.

                                                                          My family and I don't use those either. I will however point out that when we made chicharon we had an old fashioned molino... Eventually we started using a food processor after it broke... And the pupusas always looked and tasted the same as always... They were just easier to make.

                                                                        • Bethany Alvax
                                                                          Bethany Alvax  1 months back

                                                                          @Forever Seeking Well that's good for you that you had that quality Pupusa However I don't believe he did them justice at all. My mum let alone my grandma would never use an ice cream scoop or an electric beater!

                                                                        • Forever Seeking
                                                                          Forever Seeking  1 months back

                                                                          Lol I was hoping I didn't come across a comment like this. This was the most accurate (English) video I've seen for a pupusa recipe. My only critique would be the dough looked a bit soft but this is exactly how my momma and grandma made it and how I make them now. The salsa is obviously off and the curtido is slightly off but he didn't share those recipes. The pupusas he did were pretty simple authentic pupusas I had for breakfast as a child.

                                                                      • Tony Rodriguez
                                                                        Tony Rodriguez  1 months back

                                                                        I want the phone case!!!

                                                                        • Rachel Dobbins
                                                                          Rachel Dobbins  1 months back

                                                                          BA reaches a special audience because I was sure this comments section would comment on how he lubed up his hands so he could roll balls through his hands.

                                                                          • Charlie Joost
                                                                            Charlie Joost  1 months back

                                                                            Not bad , If I knew you , I'd come to your house and make some pupusas with you

                                                                            • Charlie Joost
                                                                              Charlie Joost  1 months back

                                                                              Pupusas aren't fried

                                                                              • Mirella Ramirez
                                                                                Mirella Ramirez  1 months back

                                                                                This is the cleanest I’ve ever seen pupusas be made. I will definitely try this method. If I get masa in my nails still then I’m suing you 😐 jk. I will try this though

                                                                                • Blaze Wolf
                                                                                  Blaze Wolf  1 months back

                                                                                  Live for the nails... But not in the kitchen! 😱😰

                                                                                  • Tiana Gonzalez
                                                                                    Tiana Gonzalez  1 months back

                                                                                    I love these and the blue nails

                                                                                    • Day M
                                                                                      Day M  1 months back

                                                                                      These look like mexican gorditas, expect we fill them after they cook on the griddle. Sometimes people fry them and then fill them and they are frickin good.

                                                                                      • The Legend of GHOSTFIRE
                                                                                        The Legend of GHOSTFIRE  1 months back

                                                                                        I wanted to watch this vid until I say the stupid blue finger nails. I was like “REALLY!” I would have said the same if a girl did it because when you cook anything you have to be sanitary. The fact that this dude put on this nail polish just to show us he’s gay (as if it wasn’t already obvious) is very unprofessional even for a woman. Thanks for letting us know your gay dude but no one cares. Just cook next time.

                                                                                        • Day M
                                                                                          Day M  1 months back

                                                                                          The Legend of GHOSTFIRE I'd agree if this was a restaurant but he's not doing service. The food won't go to a costumer soooo it doesn't really matter. The girls often have their hair down as well. If they find a hair, or shards of nail polish, nobody will know.

                                                                                      • Katherine Michailides
                                                                                        Katherine Michailides  1 months back

                                                                                        does anyone know where i can find that phone case?

                                                                                        • Lisl (HerbaLisl) Meredith Huebner

                                                                                          perfect, Rick

                                                                                          • Kill Blue
                                                                                            Kill Blue  1 months back