Monday, May 4, 2009

Venezuelan Empanadas

Tonight I experimented with making Venezuelan Chicken Empanadas doing my best to imitate a recipe by my dear sister-in-law, Katyla. I cooked the chicken earlier, shredded it, sauteed onion, garlic, a tiny bit of cumin, cracked pepper and a little tomato and combined it all. I used raw empanada pastries by Goya (found in the freezer section of HEB). I separated them carefully and filled them each with two teaspoons of chicken and a heaping tablespoon of mozzarella cheese. I folded the pastry over to make the traditional empanada shape, sealing it with a fork and then folding the edges over. I fried them in about two inches of canola oil just until the pastry was brown. These are best served hot with a little picante sauce. My SIL prefers Mrs. Refro's however all that I had was good ol' Pace. My husband and son used Siracha HOT Chili Sauce from Huy Fong Foods, Inc... just to give it an even more international flair. Darn delicious.


Laura said...

Yum is right! I had no idea that I could buy pre-made empanada dough, which is probably not a good thing. Yikes.

Your Friend Laura

Karen said...