Since I unfortunately had to say bye to my beloved baleadas, I desperately needed to find another local dish that could help me go over my slight baleada addiction. While strolling on a street in the one of the most dangerous countries in the world (I’ll come back to this in my next post…), a lovely lady smiled at me and asked me if I wanted to try a nuégado Salvadoreño. Blank stare. Sorry… What? She laughed and patiently repeated ‘nuégado yuca’. Oh, I knew that word. My mind thought: if it is yucca and deep fried, this could only be delicious, right?
And it was! I am not sure if we can easily find yucca back home but this is definitely a treat I would like to prepare for my guests (replacing vegetal oil by coconut oil). I looked around and I found this (what seemed to be) easy recipe. You will need yucca (duh!), eggs, some water, baking powder, white sugar, masa flour (that might be trickier to find), salt and milk curd (known as cuajada). Have fun and buon provecho!
Happy trails and remember: Carpe Diem!