Thursday, June 7, 2018

empanada -

An empanada is a sandwich or pastry baked or fried in many countries in Latin America, Southern Europe, and parts of Southeast Asia. Its name comes from the empanar verb, which means the wrapper or the mantle in the bread. Empanadas are made by folding patty dough or bread around the stuffing. The entries may consist of, among other things, various meats, cheeses, huitlacoche, vegetables or fruits.

This food was brought to Latin America and the Philippines by the Spanish colonials, and to Indonesia by the Portuguese, where they remained popular to this day.