Definitely a crowd pleaser, these little Latin American-style turnovers will be your new go-to appetizer recipe. These pillows of heavenly goodness are so decadent, everyone will be begging for more.
Growing up in Panama, these were a staple at every simcha, family get together, and Shabbat table. You could always find them next to kibbe, Moroccan cigars, and meat bourekas. They were the go-to beautiful appetizer to enhance any table. When I moved to the US a few years ago, I couldn’t believe people here were missing out on this delicacy! I cannot wait for you to make these for your Purim Seudah. Trust me, they are out of control! Move over eggrolls, empanadas are here to stay! Yields 60 empanadas.
Think Purim day!
Everyone always needs something they can grab and eat, in between all the candy and alcohol. These can be made in advance and fried fresh in the morning; this way everyone will have something delicious to grab if they are hungry, and let’s be real, everyone is hungry on Purim.
Think Purim Seudah!
Serve these as an appetizer if you want to wow your family and guests.
Think Mishloach Manot!
A few years ago, I made these as my Mishloach Manot. I sent a tray of nine meat empanadas with a small container of homemade hummus on the side. People loved them so much, my neighbors and kids still talk about it several years later. That is how you know something is a hit!