Posted on January 10, 2013
Empanadas are Argentinian national dish. Without any doubt, perhaps only “asado” is more popular here. As I am spending more and more time in Argentina, I discovered that making empanada is very popular activity and depending to which region you go, you will find different types of empanadas – different stuffing and also type of “repulge” (type of design of the pastry).
What is empanada? It is a stuffed bread or pastry, baked or fried. The most typical is stuffed with beef meet (carne), but as I – almost – don’t eat meet, I am always looking for vegetable variations. I like the tuna ones too, but I don’t find them very often. In the begging I thought that there was only spinach and cheese version, but two days ago in Bariloche I discovered the so far so best empanadas stuffed with corn and also with mozzarella/onion.
Lucky me, yesterday I arrived to El Bolson and met a really friendly couple from Buenos Aires, just while they were preparing empanadas for dinner!
I got the full lesson on how to prepare them, so I would like to share a photo story with you. It is really easy: prepare the stuffing in advance (whatever you like), get or make the dough, start filling the dough, close it by making “repulge” and finally bake all empanadas in the oven (really warm at least 180° C). Take them out of the oven, wait a bit to cool down and enjoy your empanadas! Que ricas son las empanadas, hm? 🙂
Muchas gracias a Silvina y Christian por enseňarme como hacer las empanadas.