Wednesday, May 6, 2009


  • Photo from post EMPANADA
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1/4 cup cooking oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 med. onion , chopped
2 potatoes, cut in cubes
1 whole chicken breast 
boiled in water seasoned with salt and pepper and flaked
1/4 cup olives ,chopped
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup chicken stock
1 tsp. soy sauce
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup chopped red bell peppers
1/4 cup green frozen peas optional
salt and pepper to taste

Heat cooking oil . Saute garlic lightly and chopped onions and cube potatoes. Cover and allow to cook for 1 minute . Add flaked chicken and the rest of the ingredients. Simmer till meat and veggies are cook and the sauce are almost gone . Set aside and allow to cool .


4 cups flour
2 tablespoon sugar
2 tsp. salt
2 sticks of butter
2 whole eggs
1/2 cup cold water

1 egg plus 1 tbsp. water lightly beaten ( egg wash and to seal dough )

To make the crust,mix the sugar,salt and flour in a bowl. Cut in butter using fork or pastry blender. Add cold water mix with the egg a little at a time, gathering the mixture to form a soft dough . (you can you the food processor ). Form the soft dough in a ball and wrapped with plastic and let chill for 20-30 mins. to rest.
Remove chilled dough. Lightly flour a pastry board. Using a rolling pin ,roll out dough until it is aprox. 1/8 inches thick and cut to form a circle (4 inches) or you can use a small bowl.
Spoon about a tbsp. of the filling place in the center of the dough. Brush some some egg wash to the side fold and crimp using a fork to seal.

You can deep fry untill golden brown or bake at 400 C till golden brown. (for baking using a cookie sheet or jelly pan line with parchment paper line the empanadas and brush with the egg wash mixture .
Best serve with chili sauce . 

Enjoy !

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