Empanadas

Posted on August 16, 2010 by Vivi in EMPANADAS, RECIPES

Empanadas!

(pronounced ehm-pah-nah-das)

Empanadas are a popular and practical local specialty. They come in different flavors and regional styles. Empanadas are convenient and easily transportable. They can be served as a meal, or appetizer, and are also popular party food and are eaten hot or cold.  Empanada delivery is available in all parts of the city, and you would be hard pressed to find a restaurant or bakery that did not sell them.

Popular flavors include:

  • Carne: ground beef with raisins
  • Caprese: tomato, basil and lots of cheese
  • Jamon y Queso: ham and cheese
  • Verdura: vegetable, usually creamy spinach
  • Pollo: seasoned chicken
  • Humita: creamed corn

I have also experimented with making my own empanadas at home!

We made empanadas with a filling of frozen spinach and chickpeas with yellow curry. This is not a traditional flavor, but they were delicious.

We also made dessert empanadas with homemade apple cinnamon filling.  They didn’t turn out as well as hoped, but still pretty good.

I can’t believe we don’t have empanadas in the US – where fast, portable, filling food is so highly valued.  Any entrepreneurs out there looking for a business idea?….

4 Comments

  1. I made empanadas for extra credit in my 9th grade Spanish class! I made some with apple sauce and I’ve since made some with a beef mixture for one of my parties. The ones you made look MUCH nicer! Miss your face.
    Tia

  2. I love your blog! You do a wonderful job sharing your life in BA.

    There ARE empanadas in the states!!! Where did you live that there were none to be found? They are relatively easy to find.

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