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empanada recipe

Yields40 Servings
Prep Time1 hrCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hr 45 mins

Dough
 2 tbsp baking powder
 2 tsp salt
 2 ½ tsp sugar
 ¾ cup corn oil
 ¾ cup boiling water
 1 kg plain wheat flour *see note
Filling 1: Potato and Cheese
 5 potatoes
 cheese, equal in weight to potatoes
 1 tbsp paprika
 1 tsp salt
Filling 2: Chicken and Onion
 4 eggs
 1 kg chicken breast
 6 onions
 2 tsp salt
 2 tbsp paprika
 1 tsp black pepper
 2 tbsp ground cumin
 ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
 4 tbsp corn oil
 ¾ cup water
 4 tsp plain flour
 1 can of black olives
 raisins

Dough
1

Mix all of the dry ingredients together. Add the boiling water and oil, and with a big wooden spoon mix until it all comes together in a cohesive mass.

*Note about flour: In the USA and some other countries, plain wheat flour often contains barley flour. You *must* find a pure wheat flour for this recipe, as the dough will not work otherwise.

2

Turn out onto a floured bench and knead until dough becomes a smooth ball. Return to the bowl dusted with flour, cover with a tea towel and leave to rest for ten minutes.

3

Separate out the dough into balls of 70 grams each, and then roll out in a circle to 1/8 inch thickness.

Filling 1: Potato and Cheese
4

You can use whatever cheese you like - we used Argentinian queijo and a jalapeno cheddar mix.

Mash all ingredients together.

Filling 2: Chicken and Onion
5

Fry spices in 3 tablespoons corn oil until fragrant, add chicken and seal. Add the other tablespoon of oil and the onions, and let cook over low heat until onions have cooked down about 30-40%.

6

Add parsley, cook for a minute or two, and then add flour and water to thicken. Stir and cook over heat for another 5 minutes.

7

Boil the eggs, cut into slices (each into about 8).

Put it all together!
8

Deposit a dollop of filling in the middle of each rolled out piece of dough, and then brush around the edges with water so it will stick. Each chicken empanada should have a large dollop of chicken filling, one egg slice, an olive or two and a couple of raisins.

9

Fold over the dough so that it creates a half moon shape, and press the edges together. Starting from one side, fold the edges up over each other, overlapping, to create a ruffled edge.

10

Brush tops with beaten egg, prick with a knife, and place on a greased and floured baking tray and bake for 30-45 minutes at 350ºF/180ºC until golden brown on top and lightly crispy.

Ingredients

Dough
 2 tbsp baking powder
 2 tsp salt
 2 ½ tsp sugar
 ¾ cup corn oil
 ¾ cup boiling water
 1 kg plain wheat flour *see note
Filling 1: Potato and Cheese
 5 potatoes
 cheese, equal in weight to potatoes
 1 tbsp paprika
 1 tsp salt
Filling 2: Chicken and Onion
 4 eggs
 1 kg chicken breast
 6 onions
 2 tsp salt
 2 tbsp paprika
 1 tsp black pepper
 2 tbsp ground cumin
 ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
 4 tbsp corn oil
 ¾ cup water
 4 tsp plain flour
 1 can of black olives
 raisins

Directions

Dough
1

Mix all of the dry ingredients together. Add the boiling water and oil, and with a big wooden spoon mix until it all comes together in a cohesive mass.

*Note about flour: In the USA and some other countries, plain wheat flour often contains barley flour. You *must* find a pure wheat flour for this recipe, as the dough will not work otherwise.

2

Turn out onto a floured bench and knead until dough becomes a smooth ball. Return to the bowl dusted with flour, cover with a tea towel and leave to rest for ten minutes.

3

Separate out the dough into balls of 70 grams each, and then roll out in a circle to 1/8 inch thickness.

Filling 1: Potato and Cheese
4

You can use whatever cheese you like - we used Argentinian queijo and a jalapeno cheddar mix.

Mash all ingredients together.

Filling 2: Chicken and Onion
5

Fry spices in 3 tablespoons corn oil until fragrant, add chicken and seal. Add the other tablespoon of oil and the onions, and let cook over low heat until onions have cooked down about 30-40%.

6

Add parsley, cook for a minute or two, and then add flour and water to thicken. Stir and cook over heat for another 5 minutes.

7

Boil the eggs, cut into slices (each into about 8).

Put it all together!
8

Deposit a dollop of filling in the middle of each rolled out piece of dough, and then brush around the edges with water so it will stick. Each chicken empanada should have a large dollop of chicken filling, one egg slice, an olive or two and a couple of raisins.

9

Fold over the dough so that it creates a half moon shape, and press the edges together. Starting from one side, fold the edges up over each other, overlapping, to create a ruffled edge.

10

Brush tops with beaten egg, prick with a knife, and place on a greased and floured baking tray and bake for 30-45 minutes at 350ºF/180ºC until golden brown on top and lightly crispy.

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