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Empanaditas Fritas Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Percinia War - Public Works - Facilities
Added: Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Dough:
1 tsp. active dry yeast
1 1/2 c hot water
4 c flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 c shortening

Meat Filling:
1 1/2 lbs meat (beef or pork)
Water
1 c raisins
1 c applesauce
3/4 c sugar
1/2 c dark corn syrup
2 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
4 c Piņon nuts or any kind of nuts (optional)
1/4 c sherry wine

Directions:
Directions:
Dissolve yeast in water in a small mixing bowl. Combine flour and salt in a large mixing bowl and cut in shortening. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients. Add liquid to dry ingredients and work into dough. Knead dough until it is smooth and satiny.

Place meat in a medium sized saucepan and cover with water. Cook until tender. Grind meat after it has cooled. Place ground meat in a large mixing bowl and add all remaining ingredients. Mix well.

Roll dough about 3 inches in diameter, approximately 1/4" thick on a lightly floured board. Place a spoonful of filling off-center on each pastry circle. Fold pastry in half over filling and pinch edges together to seal. Heat 2 inches of shortening in a heavy pan at medium-high heat. Fry empanaditas until golden on both sides, turning once. Drain on absorbent towels. Sprinkle empanaditas with powdered sugar, if desired.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6-9 dozen
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
You may substitute meat filling with fruit filling as well.

 

 

 

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