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Wednesday, October 1, 2008


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.
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
2 cups flour
1 egg beaten
1 stick butter melted
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp granulated sugar
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.
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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