One of the special delicacies Filipinos love is empanada. It is a popular bread dish in most Latin countries like Spain and Portugal but the Filipino version is something very close to our taste. There is even one very popular in the north which is Vigan Empanada (recipe here) You can do it with pork, chicken and even in beef. It is a good way to make use of your leftover meat. This is a bit of Indian taste but I assure you, you won’t regret it! This will be a perfect snack partnered with your favorite cold soda or beer!
3 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of salt
Half a cup of cold water
1 egg medium size
1 teaspoon of vinegar
3 tablespoons of shortening (butter/margarine /oil)
Egg white for brushing
In a bowl mix the water, the egg and the vinegar. In another bowl mix the flour and salt. Then add your shortening (butter/margarine/oil) into the flour. Mix well, then pour on the water-egg-vinegar mixture. Knead them well. Let it stand for an hour inside the fridge. Now your dough is ready.
250 g of ground beef
Cup of potatoes cubed
1 chopped onion
1 teaspoon of curry powder
1 teaspoon of cumin powder
In a pan, put some cooking oil and fry the onion until it’s wilted. Add the potatoes and ground beef and cook for another five minutes. Add the spices, salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
Once the empanada dough is ready, flatten them and make circles using any rounded tool you have at home. Put your desired filling in the middle, close firmly with a fork and brush with some egg white. Deep fry until golden brown.
If you want Vigan Empanada try this recipe here