EMPANADAS

This is a Spanish word coming from 'empanar' meaning to bread, or to bake in pastry. It is basically an individual turnover (although there are family sized versions) with a pastry crust and filled with chicken, meat, seafood, vegetables, or fruit.

They are popular in Spain, Mexico and South America (especially in Argentina and Chile). I believe they originated in Galicia (northwest Spain) and were originally made with bread dough.

 

 

 

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