Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Wednesday June 19, 2013

empanada, noun:
pasty

Empanadas are a very popular food in Latin America, especially in Argentina and Chile, and the word can be translated roughly as pasty. But empanadas are generally a bit smaller than the British pasty, and the pastry is crisper. The ends of the pastry case are also folded over to make a decorative rim. Typical fillings are carne, pollo, mariscos, choclo, and verduras - beef, chicken, seafood, sweet corn and vegetables.
In Spain, empanada refers to a pie, typically una empanada gallega a sardine or tuna pie.


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