Looking for baked empanadas
- puppymomma Feb 25, 2007 09:59 AM
I love baked empanadas. But it seems that most places fry them. Can anyone recommend a take out place for baked empanadas. I actually live out route 2, so west of Boston is best, but I'd be willing to travel some.
Well, there are a lot of Italians in Argentina, so it might have to do with that! I'll have to pick some up soon and let you know how good they are! I won't be an expert on how authentic they are - or might I?
When I was younger, I used to work in Boston and I used to get empanadas at a place in Fanuel Hall. They were really good. I think they were authentic. They had picadillo in them, sliced eggs, and raisins.
But the place disappeared long ago.
Brazilian empanadas are always baked, but slightly different. They have a flour based crust and the fillings are different (you would never see raisins). Empadinhas are baked in muffin-tin bite sizes and empadao (note there is no "~n") is offered in slices from a square pie. Meat would be simply savory (garlic, paprika, bullion, sometimes "green seasoning") and chicken shredded, often with catupiry (cream cheese here). If you are out Rt 2 there is a Brazilian bakery on Central St in Leominster, plus I think there was a cafe/bakery that I haven't tried in Acton (minas cafe or something like that). The Lowell Portuguese bakery carries some Brazilian stuff.