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It is a bread like piece of delicious deep fried doh. It come from my native background .

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  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 heaping table spoon of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt and about a teaspoon of sugar ( or honey or Splenda)
  • About two cups of Luke warm water
  • And let's say a litre of oil or whatever ur deep fryer has is good


Servings 12
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 5mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Heat your oil on a med to med- high heat while you are preparing the ingredients
Sift flour into a medium sized bowl with baking powder and salt then sugar

Step 2

Create a hole in the Center of dry ingredients and slowly start to add water you want to make sure it's all combined but the key is to mix/knead as little as possible

Step 3

Once it's pretty much together sprinkle flour on your counter and plop the doh onto it lightly sprinkle rflour on top so it's manageable

Step 4

Then cut a piece of doh off about the size of your palm and then cut a slit in the middle of the piece to be sure it will cook the whole way through

Step 5

Drop each piece into your hot oil and cook for 2or so minutes on each side ( if it's in a deep fryer or a pot be sure to use metal tongs to flip it)

Step 6

Enjoy with margarine or jam or stew or by itself


The most important thing is to not of handle the doh or it will come of tough and chewy and also the oil can't be to hot or it will basically burn instantly good luck;)

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  • 2.25 Cups of flour
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 3 Tsp. of lard
  • 1/5 Cup of warm water
  • 5 Tsp. of olive oil
  • 1 Onion, minced
  • 1/2 pound of ground beef
  • Salt and pepper, to season
  • 1 Tsp. of chili powder
  • 1 Tsp. of cumin
  • 2 Garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 Can of diced tomatoes


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, beaten egg, lard, warm water, and olive oil, and mix thoroughly. 
  2. In a hot pan, pour a little olive oil and sautée the onions, until tender. Add the ground beef, salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, garlic and diced tomatoes. Cook until beef is no longer pink, and the flavors have incorporated well. 
  3. Roll out the empanada dough, and cut out circles with a ramekin. 
  4. Cover a baking tray with a piece of parchment paper, and place the dough circles on top. 
  5. Fill with meat mixture, fold in half and press with the edge of a fork. Brush with egg yolk to glaze.
  6. Cook at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden.
  7. Remove from oven... and enjoy!

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