There’s no arguing that pupusas are one of the best things about Salvadoran food. It’s so popular, there’s even an entire day dedicated to them.
If you’ve never experienced the Salvadoran delicacy, a pupusa is a griddle cake or flatbread that’s made with rice flour or cornmeal and filled with a variety of savory options like beans, cheese and the meat of your choice.
According to ABC7, a team of cooks in Olocuilta, El Salvador baked a gargantuan-sized pupusa. Achieved using 500 pounds of corn flour and measuring in at 18 feet in diameter, they claim it’s a new record for the largest pupusa ever made. For their filling, they used pork, chicken, refried beans, squash, and tons of melted cheese.
To verify the claim I ran a quick search on Guinness World Records and found that the largest recorded pupusa was baked in 2015 and measured in at 14 ft. 9 in. If that’s the case, then the 18 footer easily secures the new record.
Only thing left to wonder is how many folks did it take to eat an 18 foot pupusa?
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