Filipino Empanada Longganisa

An empanada is a stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried in many countries of Latin America and in Spain. The name comes from the Spanish verb empanar, meaning to wrap or coat in bread. wikipedia

Filipino Empanada Longganisa Ingredients
DOUGH
1/2 cup annatto water
1 1/2 cups all purpose
1/3grams butter
cooking oil for greasing and frying
FILLINGS
1 green papaya
1 onion
6 longganisa
1 onion, chopped
2 gloves garlic, finely chopped
6 raw eggs
Cooking Oil for deep frying
salt and pepper to taste

Filipino Empanada Longganisa Instructions

1] DOUGH
2] Put flour in a mixing bowl, make a well in the center and pour the melted butter.
3] Add annatto water, mix well until dough is formed. Set aside.
4] Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll it into balls.
5] Let the dough rest for 20 minutes.
6] Press each dough using your palm, then flatten using a rolling pin.

FILLINGS
Remove longganisa from sausage casing.
1] Heat oil in a pan and sauté garlic and onion.
2] Add longganisa then season with salt and pepper, cook until sausages are done.
3] Add grated papaya and bean sprout, cook for a few minutes and set aside.

ASSEMBLY
1] Place 3 tablespoons of filling over the flatten dough.
2] Crack an egg on the center of the fillings.
3] Fold the dough into half-moon shapes.
4] Seal edges by pressing with fork.
5] Deep fry in hot oil for 3 minutes or until crisp.

Notes

Do not overcooked the vegetable

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