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Empanadas (was: RE: Re(2): Alan D. Corre's pages)

From:FFlores <fflores@...>
Date:Friday, October 29, 1999, 15:30
Barry Garcia <Barry_Garcia@...> wrote:

> writes: > >What are empanadas, and why/where are they mentioned in the Shulhhan > >Arukh? > > > Don't know if this has been answered yet, but empanadas are little meat > filled pastries which are popular in Mexico (IIRC).
And in Argentina! Practically a national dish. The name sounds to me as if it comes from a verb *_empanar_, 'to put in(side) bread' but that can be just folk etymology. Anyway, the pastry for empanadas is like the one for a tart, but smaller. There are many kinds of empanadas; they can have meat, chicken, vegetables, little potato cubes, pieces of boiled egg, olives, raisins, fish, ham and cheese, etc. etc. There are several standard types associated with different provinces and regions. --Pablo Flores