An empanada is a delicious Spanish and Portuguese type of
stuffed bread, also known as "delicioco." Empanadas can be served hot or
cold as the main course or as a side dish.
Empanadas are made by folding dough around a premade stuffing of
chicken, cod, or pork loin. Other ingredients include tomatoes, garlic,
and onion sauce.
Though this delectable dish originated in Europe, immigrants brought
the recipe to various countries around the world where it was adopted
and slightly altered to fit the tastes of that particular country. In
Argentina, for example, empanadas are sometimes made with a fruit
filling and served as dessert. In Jamaica, empanadas are referred to as
"Jamaican patties" and are made with crispy pastry dough.
Empanadas were first served in the U.S. at Taco Bell, however they
are now found on menus at Latin American restaurants around the world.
To celebrate National Empanada Day, try making your own empanadas for
I love empanadas. We make pumpkin and apple ones all the time.
Happy Empanada Day!
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