How to Make Special Pork Empanada

Ingredients

For the filling:

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 3 pcs hard boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 pc onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup potato, diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas
  • 1/4 cup carrot, diced
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • cooking oil

For the dough:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup cold water

Procedures:

  1. Heat about 3 tbsp cooking oil in a pan. Add garlic and onion sauté until fragrant.
  2. Add the ground pork. Cook until it turns brown.
  3. Add potato, carrots, raisins, green peas, salt, soy sauce, and oyster sauce. Stir then cook for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked. Remove from heat then set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Add cold butter pieces. Knead with your clean hands until the butter is fully incorporated.
  6. Gradually add water while kneading until a soft dough is formed. Cover with plastic then chill for 30 minutes.
  7. Spread some flour to your flat workspace.
  8. Divide the dough into 6 to 8 portions. Flatten each portion using a rolling pin.
  9. Place about 2 tbsp of the filling on the center of one dough portion. Add a slice of hard boiled egg and some grated cheese.
  10. Fold and press the edges of the dough on top of each other. Seal it off by using a fork. Repeat steps 9-10 for the remaining portions and fillings.
  11. Deep-fry the empanadas by batch until golden brown. Remove from heat then drain excess oil.
  12. Serve and enjoy your special pork empanada!

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