Different Types of Empanadas
Latinos have a common language we all use to communicate with each other. No, not Spanish. It’s food, chicas! America has burgers. Latin America has empanadas. From Chile to Cuba, to Mexico and Puerto Rico, almost every country in Latin America and the Caribbean has some variation of the empanada. So move aside rice and beans, this is one dish that every Latina should know how to whip up.
Follow these easy steps to make a simple chicken-filled empanada that will leave your guests’ taste buds tingling for more. All you’ll need are frozen empanada dough discs, ground chicken, and any spices and condiments to your liking.
- Thaw discs for about an hour before you begin.
- Take the dough and add the filling of chicken and spices to one half of the disc. Fold the remaining side over and use a fork and press along the entire edge to seal the sides together and keep the filling in.
- Fry the empanada until they are golden brown. For a healthier alternative, you can also bake them.
Feeling adventurous? Try making your own empanada dough from scratch. You can also get creative, and use any type of meat, cheese, or vegetable as a filling. Don’t eat meat at all? Try my favorites: mashed potatoes and cheese empanadas or for a delicious sweet and salty effect try a guava and cheese empanada. Que delicia! If the way into a man’s heart is food, then ladies try making a tray full of empanadas for your other half and you’ll be well on your way to setting up camp in your man’s corazon.