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Empanadas De Chorizo Con Papas (See Notes)

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Category: Potatoes, Mexican, Appetizers

 Ingredients List

  • 2 tb Vegetable oil
  • 6 oz Chorizo; crumbled or diced
  • 1 md Potato; peeled, finely diced
  • 2 c Masa harina
  • 1/3 c Flour
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 tb Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c Water; (up to 1)
  • 3 c Peanut oil; (for frying)


Prepare the filling by heating 2 tablespoons oil in a skillet over
medium-high heat, and sauteing chorizo and potato together until chorizo is
cooked and potato is soft. Set aside to cool.

Mix masa harina with flour, salt, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, and enough
water to make a soft dough. Knead by hand like a bread dough until smooth
and soft.

Pinch off a piece of dough and roll it into a ball about 1-1/2 inches in
diameter. Put the ball between two pieces of plastic wrap, then press flat
with a tortilla press (or a heavy flat bottom pan) to make a circle of
dough 1/8-inch thick and 4 inches in diameter. Do the same with the
remaining dough, keeping each tortilla between layers of plastic wrap.

To fill, take one tortilla and peel off top layer of plastic wrap. Place
about 1 tablespoon of chorizo-and-potato filling on the center of the
tortilla. Fold tortilla in half, enclosing chorizo mix in between the
layers of dough. Pinch the edges shut to make a half moon-shaped empanada,
and remove bottom layer of plastic wrap. Do the same with remaining

Heat peanut oil in a deep pot or fryer to 375 F. Fry the empanadas in
batches, without overcrowding them in the oil, until they are golden brown.
Serve immediately.

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