Empanadas #1 (Meat pastry turnover)

2 cups all purpose flour
1 egg
2 tbsp. margarine
4-6 tbsp. water

2 tbsp. cooking oil

2 tbsp. minced garlic
1/2 cup chopped onions

1 kilo ground pork

2 cups diced ham

2 cups diced potatoes
1-1/2 cups green peas
1/2 cup diced carrots

1 cup raisins

2 hard-boiled eggs sliced

slices of sweet pickles
salt and pepper to taste

Saute garlic and onions in hot oil.
Add pork and continue sauteing until done.
Add ham, carrots and sliced potatoes.
When veggies are almost cooked, add green peas and lastly the raisins.
Season with salt and pepper, set aside and cool.

To make a dough:
Cut in small pieces the margarine into the flour.
Blend egg with dough adding water little by little.
Knead until smooth.
Cover and let it stand in a bowl.

Roll out dough to about 1/2 cm thick and cut in 5 cm squares.
Flatten each piece to about 1/2 cm thin forming an oval shape.

Put 1 tbsp meal filling and top with slice of pickle and a sliver of hard-boiled egg.
Fold across and press edge to seal.

Trim edge to form a half-circle, and flute edge with a fork.
Fry in deep fat until flaky and crispy.
Drain fat on paper towel and serve hot.
To store, wrap individually in wax paper or plastic sandwich bag.




Yami said...

Wow mukhang masarap ito Ate Josie. :)

What's up? ano yung message mo sana sa akin sa FB? :)

Anonymous said...

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Yen said...

Ate jo, penge sarap naman niyan:-)

Salamat po sa greetings.

Nedekcir said...

I should try making this, and hopefully DH will eat it. Ang listahan ko mahaba na...lol.

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