How to make it

  • Mix the wet and dry ingredients with a fork until it becomes stiff.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead it just until all the flour is incorporated and the dough is smooth.
  • Place the empanada dough on a floured counter top.
  • Roll the dough out into a 1/8 inch thick layer.
  • Cut the dough into circles with round cookie cutters or biscuit cutters.
  • Tip: For large empanadas use 6 inch cutters for empanaditas use 3 inch cutters. If you don't have these handy, you can cut out the bottom of a coffee can,
  • Remove the excess dough from the cut out circle. Place your filling of choice in the center of the circle.
  • Carefully fold over the circle with contents into a semicircle. Crimp down the edges with a fork. If the edges won't stick together, wet your finger and rub it along the inside edge of the dough and try again.
  • Finish the empanadas by deep frying in vegetable oil at 360 degrees for 1 to 2 minutes per side. They should be lightly golden. Drain on paper towels and serve warm. thats it!
first step... doing the dough   Close
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for pizza lover, i pictured pizza filling   Close
cooked until golden brown   Close

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  • bojed001 5 years ago
    @shepherdrescue thats my grandmother that makes them, recipe is completely different :D
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    " It was excellent "
    burgandy26 ate it and said...
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    " It was excellent "
    shepherdrescue ate it and said...
    Empanadas are sooo good! These look like the ones I get from the local farmer's market here in LA, all freshly made and wonderful! Now I can do them at home! Thanks!
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  • linebb956 10 years ago
    Would love the pizza ones... I can see my Hyspanic friends when they bite into this one!
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  • michellem 10 years ago
    Yum these look so good. I really like your step by step pictures..your doing a great job!! I can't wait to see more recipes from you! Michelle
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  • notyourmomma 10 years ago
    Love the empanada...great crust, nice pictures.
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    sounds very good.
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