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How to make New Mexico empanadas?
How to Make New Mexico Empanadas. Add baking powder, vinegar and water or milk and combine with fork. With generously floured hands, work the dough until you have a smooth resilient ball. 3 to 4 minutes, but keep working the flour into the other ingredients until the dough suddenly holds together. Flour both the table and your rolling pin.
What are Empanaditas?
Served hot or cold, baked or fried, they were instant meals served anywhere and, with a wide variety of fillings, sweet or savory, they made cheap suppers, compact, versatile and portable. The empanadita concept quickly caught on and became wildly popular throughout Latin and South America.
How long do you fry Empanaditas?
Depending on the size of your fryer, place a few empanaditas in at a time. My fryer had room for three at a time. Fry in hot oil (heated to 350 degrees) for about 4 minutes, turning over with tongs halfway through. Set a timer for 2 minutes so you don’t forget to turn over.