Nuegados Salvadoreños (Recipe)

The “Nuegados” is a very delicious typical sweet dish from El Salvador, is usually served with the company of the popular Chilate (a typical drink of white corn) but  It can also be a delicious snack or dessert on their own.

Salvadoran nuegados (recipe)

The nuegados recipe represents a fusion of culinary cultures, the Spanish and the indigenous cuisine pipil. Both cultures contributed an important part in the development of this rich dessert. In other neighbouring countries to El Salvador, to the nuegados is known as fritters.

The nuegados recipe represents a fusion of many culinary cultures, the Spanish and the indigenous cuisine “pipil“. Both cultures contributed an important part to the positive development of this rich dessert. In others neighboring countries to El Salvador, the nuegados are known like fritters.

Nuegados mixture

  • 2 cups of dough
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 ounces of margarine or butter
  • Salt to taste

Preparation: Mix all the ingredients to form a soft dough. Then, take cylindrical and short pieces of dough, (shaped like a small sausage) and fry them in enough oil to brown them slightly (25 to 30 nuegados) add some homemade honey.

Nuegados of cassava

  • 2 cups ground yucca
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ Cup grated cheese (hard or semi-hard)
  • Salt to taste
Related:   Salvadoran Panes rellenos

Preparation: Mix all the ingredients to form a soft dough. Give way to small tortilla and Fry them with enough oil to brown them. (25 to 30 nuegados) They are traditionally served with homemade honey, but, can also be sprayed with some cream.

Homemade honey (to accompany the nuegados)

  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 of brown sugar
  • 1 strip of cinnamon

Preparation: Mix all the ingredients and then boil over medium heat until the point of honey. (About 15 minutes)

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