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La Saltena Empanada Dough - where to find?

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las710 Mar 27, 2008 12:14 PM

On a recent visit to Miami, my grandmother made some great empanadas filled with picadillo. She purchased the empanada wrappers at a latin grocery store, filled them and baked them in the oven. The brand she used was La Saltena... has anyone seen these in the area? I live in the Western burbs, but work near O'Hare and am in the city somewhat often.

Thanks!

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    amoncada Mar 27, 2008 12:50 PM

    Hmmm, nothing like empanadas de picadillo eh! I especially like the Columbian fine corn flour variety made with spiced potato's, chicken, shredded beef, picadillo. The Flying Chicken's on Lincoln just north of grace near the Trader Joe's serves up fantastic meat and potato empanadas...not greasy at all! Also try the mesquite roasted chicken, arroz con pollo, calentado, churrasco, la bandaisa, etc. They only use fine pre-cooked corn flour made in Columbia and sold here in most Hispanic Stores like Cermak Produce or Edgewater Produce, by the Dona Arepa brand. THEIR MENU AS WELL AS THE EMPANADAS ARE GLUTEN-FREE TOO!!

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      BrianAndMaria May 16, 2009 07:10 PM

      We live in SE Wisconsin (from Florida) and have been looking for the La Saltena dough too. We have contacted General Mills website requesting stores where the dough can be found but there has been no response. Please let us know if you find it? Goya brand is all over but not nearly the same quality.

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        BrianAndMaria May 17, 2009 05:30 PM

        Today we found the "La Satena" dough at an Argentinean market called "Buenos Aires" at 3100 N Cicero Ave, Chicago, phone 773-685-4241. ENJOY!

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        wizardofpaws Sep 28, 2009 05:53 PM

        Hi, I'm a newbie. I am also looking for the dough. I live in San Diego if anyone can help me. I almost bought the Goya brand, but thanks to BrianandMaria, I will not. I like their products, but I also heard La Saltena is better than Goya.

        I found these websites when you can buy them, but I was hoping I could get them locally.
        gauchogourmet.com
        www.amigofoods.com

        Thanks for your help!

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          plopez77 Dec 29, 2009 04:36 PM

          Thank you so much for this information. I was able to find La Saltena and order them at a reasonable price!

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          hscanner Oct 5, 2009 11:28 AM

          You can find "Tapas para Empanadas La Saltena at Mercado Internacional 2000 on the Third Ave and Orange Ave in Chula Vista, San Diego. It's better than Goya!

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            jan Jan 9, 2010 06:05 PM

            Has anyone ever found this in the NW suburbs??

          2. Noly Jan 31, 2010 07:42 AM

            There's an international market in Arlington Heights on Algonquin Road called Farmer's Pride and they carry the La Saltena wrappers. The wrappers are big enough for making empanadas but to small for making saltenas.

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              jan Jan 31, 2010 06:46 PM

              Thanks so much Noly!!!

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