Empanada is a stuffed pastry, which is made by folding dough over a filling and sealing it. As a popular Argentina food, these are then baked or fried. The dough or bread patty is folded around the stuffing, which may consist of a variety of meats, vegetables or fruits. Read on to know in detail about recipes for Empanadas.
Preparing Empanadas is quite similar to a pie and its small pieces make it easier to be eaten. They are often served at parties as a starter or main course and are especially popular during festivals. You will come across many places and shops specializing in Empanadas recipe and freshly made empanadas, with many flavors and fillings.
The dough for Argentine empanadas usually consists of wheat flour and butter. The fillings may differ from province to province. At some places, the Empanadas recipe consists of mainly chicken while at some other places it might be only beef, spiced with cumin and paprika. At yet other regions, one will find onion, boiled egg, olives, or raisins being used for the filling. They may also contain ham, fish, or spinach. To create a dessert empanada, a fruit filling is used and are eaten at celebrations.
Empanadas start with the dough and you'll come across two types of dough. One is simple flour dough and the other is reddish yellow dough made with yucca. One can use either of them. The dough is spread out is a thin circular shape patty and then folded over the filling, covering it completely. Even left-overs can be used for the filling. In some restaurants, the Argentinian empanadas are served with a pattern, which indicates the filling. For example a cylindrical may suggest a chocolate prunes filling.