Offtopic moment first: do you say: Argentine or Argentinian? Or maybe Argentinean? One of the mysteries of the world this is…
Lives are getting better and better: quarantine is getting less strict, our routine goes back to normal, and the weather isn’t too bad, either. However, it’s too cold for me to go on a cold soup diet, yet that doesn’t mean we should ignore the picnic season. That’s why today I’m kindly offering you a recipe of a true picnic star that’s delicious (and comfortable to eat!), both hot and cold.
While empanadas come from Chile and Argentina, I think each country has a version of their own. You could stuff them with anything you like, but classic remains classic, so today I’m serving beef. Anything you find in your freezer is fine.
Many recipes suggest using mince, but I find it much more delicious with slow-cooked chopped meat. There are many recipes for the shell, too – this time, I used frozen puff pastry (without yeast), because, frankly, I couldn’t be bothered. The outside was dry, but the inside came out very juicy. I’d say – perfect for a picnic, as you won’t get your hands dirty!
Originally published on 15min.lt