Sunday, October 26, 2014

RECIPE: Healthy Century Corned Tuna Empanada


Filling: 2-180grams Century Corned Tuna, drained
1 cup grated cheese or cheese cut into long cubes

2 Cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup cold water

All purpose flour for dusting
Oil for frying

For filling: Mix Century Corned Tuna with grated cheese

Procedure: To prepare crust: Mix ingredients in an electric mixer at low speed. If you don't have one, you can do it manually but have patience because you need to incorporate the butter into the flour to make a good dough. Once particles are fine, toss in 1/2 cup cold water. Mix again until dough holds together and can be formed into a ball, dust flour onto wax paper. Place dough on top and sprinkle with flour. Place another sheet of wax paper of top. With small rolling strokes, roll out dough starting from the center toward the edges until dough is about 1/4-inch thick. Cut 4-inch rounds using a cookie cutter. Fill dough rounds with 1 tablespoon of filling. Fold over and flute edges to seal. Deep-fry empanada pieces in hot oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towel. 

Makes 10-12 servings. 


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