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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Empanada

My father's family side loves to cook, I get the passion of cooking from them and I am so proud that they are really good cooks in spite of limited ingredients and herbs but they still manage to cook the best food I've ever taste.
Well I never had a chance to ask for the recipe from my grandma though she's still alive but she lives so far from us.
This Empanada is one of my favorite pastry, I don't really know their ingredients but what I clearly remember was it's buttery, yummy and the pastry is crunchy, flaky, tasty and so succulent. I tried one time and bake it but honestly I didn't like it, so very different from my roots.
I remember it's fried. I was searching for it so long and wallah I found it. Of course I made it the family way.
Ingredients:
filling:
4 slices of bacon, half of large onion, 1 tbsp cooking oil, 2 cloves garlic chopped, 1 pound ground pork or chicken, 2 tbsp ketchup,half tsp brown sugar, 1 cup sweet potato chopped, 2 tbsp water, 2 tbsp parsley or coriander, 2 tbsp soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste. 2 hard boiled egg chop.
2 cups oil for frying
1 egg white
pastry:
2 cups flour
1 egg beaten
1 stick butter melted
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp granulated sugar
Filling:
heat 1 tbsp oil in frying pan, add bacon onion and garlic stirring regularly for 5 minutes. Add meat and cook for another 5 minutes breaking up lumps with fork, add sweet potatoes, ketchup, sugar, water, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Cook until sauce is slightly dry, sprinkle parsley.
Pastry:
combine flour, egg, water, sugar and butter until well blended. Cut in 12 even sizes.
Flour your board, roll each into a ball then platen with rolling fin, fill it with 1 tbsp of filling mixture and place couple cuts of egg, brush edge with egg white and seal, to make it fancy press your fork on the sealed side to make a nice design.
heat oil and fry until golden and dry it on paper towel. Enjoy

Simple food for my SOUL

My breakfast yesterday was only a huge mug of coffee and a small piece of cornbread, I din't snack on anything after that. I make it a point when i'm home I will not cook so many sweets to snack on and I didn't buy too much snack. Maybe I'm trying to loose weight lol. Well at around 2pm yesterday I feel like my brain is not workin right anymore I need food fast, no more leftover so I end up cooking "sardines in tomatoe sauce and somen", yumm I cook just enough for me about 1 small bowl and I ate it with a little rice. I'm solve ;)

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