The Kulinarya dish this month was picked by me. I wanted to pick something that I have never made before. So I picked Empanadas. This is the Filipino version which can be made with a pork, fish or beef filling. The pastry is quite sweet and it is normally fried.
When I was looking for a recipe for Empanadas I came across one of my mums cookbooks. It was so old and worn out. It was actually owned by my Lola (Grandmother). It was written in 1969.
4 cups of flour
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1. In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients together and set aside.
2. Combine the water and egg yolks and whisk.
3. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until it is combined. (You may need a little extra water for the mixture)
4. Set the prepared dough aside while you make the filling
1/2 kilo pork mince
1 can mini sausages (I used the Plumrose brand, cut them into cubes)
1 large potato (cut into small cubes)
1/3 cup pickle relish
2 tablespoons of oyster sauce
ground black pepper
1. Brown the mince in a pan, add the sausages, potato, pickle relish, black pepper, and oyster sauce.
2. Stir the mixture until it is well combine and simmer for 5 minutes. Once the potato is just cooked take it off the heat and set aside until it is cooled.
1. Take a small ball of the dough and roll it out into a circle.
2. Add a spoonful of the mixture and top with some grated cheese and a slice of egg.
3. Fold one end of the dough over to make a half moon.
4. Pleat the top of the Empanadas and set aside for frying.
5. Deep fry the Empanadas until they are a golden brown. Make sure you watch this as there is sugar in the dough mixture, which causes the Empanadas to burn easily.
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