Happy New Year!
I hope you all had an amazing Holiday and an even better New Year planned.
Before we all go onto these crazy diets and new year resolutions, I am sharing with you an amazing recipe I did for @196flavors over the Christmas break.
There are literally hundreds of different recipes, with slight variations making each one unique to its own country. I made these empanadas to take to the Kubes’s Christmas gathering and I was amazed at how many people did not know what an Empanada actually is.
An empanada is a type of pastry baked or fried in Hispanic cultures. The name comes from the Spanish verb empanar, and literally translates as “enbreaded”, that is, wrapped or coated in bread.
Empanadas are made by folding dough over a stuffing, which may consist of meat, cheese, corn, or other ingredients.
Empanadas trace back their origins to the northwest region of Spain, Galicia. A cookbook published in Catalan in 1520, Libre del Coch by Robert de Nola, mentions empanadas filled with seafood in the recipes for Catalan, Italian, French, and Arabian food.
Its like a meat pie with a baked or fried dough that is filled with meat! That’s it, really flaky and delicious.
For more detailed info on empanadas or this particular empanada that is from Bolivia and is locally called Saltenas head on over to 196 Flavors. So before you head off on your non carb diet and healthy eating be sure to give this a try.
Click here for Empanada recipe.