Condiments for pupusas in Olocuilta, El Salvador. Curtido is shown in the left bottle.

Curtido is a vinager-fermented dish with mostly cabbage, often called the "Latin American sauerkraut". It is often served to accompany pupusas.

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

While the dish can contain different ingredients and recipes vary, some common ingredients include:

  • Cabbage
  • White onion
  • Carrot
  • Jalapenos
  • Oregano
  • Pineapple-based vinager

Discussion[View | Edit]

...or fresh[edit source]

It's often unfermented, too. When I had it in Guatemala (in Xela) it always seemed unfermented, just veg (mainly cabbage) salted and vinegar (and maybe chili - I forget). In El Salvador (home of the pupusa - stuffed tortilla) I notice the oregano they use, which is good; and sometimes when I've had it, it's been fermented, but not in a good way. My host here in Suchitoto (El Gringo Roberto, who runs a restaurant with great pupusas) tells me that it's not meant to be fermented, but it's just often left too long; also that people add the fresh ingredients to the old cortido. So... while the pupusas you buy are usually good, the cortido varies wildly!

Note that I know nothing about cortido outside Guatemala and El Salvador. --Chriswaterguy 23:59, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

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