I tried this recipe for the first time a few weeks ago. They are more puff pastries with savory fillings then empanadas but I calling them empanadas sounds classier.They are great as snacks for a large number of people. I made them with crab and ground turkey but since then have been experimenting with other toppings.
Other possible toppings include Frozen Cherries, Ground Beef with Diced Eggs and Onions, Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese, Grated Cheese with Black Olives, Tuna with Onions, Capers and Mayonnaise, Ham and grated Cheese,Fresh Tomatoes with Mozarella and Basil …Options are really infinite.
Ingredients: 1 box Puff Pastry(has around 4 sheets), 1 can crab meat,1 pound ground turkey, 4 tablespoons sour cream, 2 teaspoons dijon mustard, 1/2 cup green onions, salr and pepper to taste
Start by preheating the oven to 400.
Next chop green onions finely for the turkey empanadas.
For the Turkey Empanadas combine ground turkey, 2 tablespoons of sour cream, 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard, green onions, salt and pepper.
For the crab empanadas combine crab meat, 2 tablespoons of sour cream, 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard, salt and pepper.
Next take out the puff pastry. Dust a flat surface with flour and roll out the sheets of pastry.
With a cookie cutter or a mug/glass/cup cut out round pieces of pastry.
Fill half of the pieces with the turkey mix
Fold each piece in half. Next seal all edges with the back of a fork until each piece is completely closed.
The rest of the circles, fill them with the crab filling.Fold in half and seal only the corner edges with the back of a fork.Leave the rest unsealed.
When all are done, brush all pastries with a beaten egg and slip into the oven. Cook till the puff pastries become golden.It should take 15 to 20 minutes.