Argentine Empanadas

by Tokyo Terrace on November 4, 2009

empanadamontageWhen I was in college, I met this boy. He was cute, funny, sweet and attentive. I was completely head over heels in love with him within the first 5 minutes of our first date.

“I knew like ya know about a good melon.” — When Harry Met Sally

After a short time, I knew things were serious. Spend-the-rest-of-our-lives-together serious.

Boy was I in trouble. Sometimes I wonder if someone should have hit me over the head with a shoe and told me to run in the opposite direction. Especially when this particular boy said to me, “I am going to be spending 6 months in Argentina. And I’m leaving in 2 months. Oh, and by the way, we’re going to get married and move to Japan for 3 years.” Yep, shoulda put my running shoes on at that point.

Of course I am talking about the boy who turned into the man I  married. And I am still head-over-heels in love with him. Glad I left my running shoes in the closet.

Stick with me…I’ll get to the real point of this post very soon. But just to tide you over…

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I gave you that “background info” because it explains how and why I ended up making these Argentine Empanadas. When hubs (or boyfriend at the time) told me he was spending 6 months in Argentina I knew it would be difficult. I also knew I had to go visit him. Duh! So he left in February. Fast-forward to June, the day after my college graduation, and I was on a plane by myself to Argentina.

AND I happened to be sitting next to a guy from Texas who wanted to tell me all about his dog named Booger. Yeah. Like the ones from your nose.

To make a long story short, Brad and I spent 2 weeks traveling around Argentina. Most of our time was spent in Mar del Plata and Buenos Aires where we enjoyed a lot of wonderful food. Empanadas became a favorite food for both of us in Argentina and I have not had them since then. (And no, I will not tell you how long it’s been…)

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Did I mention that he proposed in Argentina? What a sneaky guy...

Last weekend I decided it was time to try making my own empanadas. I was determined to figure out the sweet and savory filling found in Argentina. The combination of ingredients here may seem strange at first, but trust me when I say that the flavors meld together to create delectable flavors and texture contrasts. Brad took a few for lunch today and his reaction was, “They are as good or better than any I had in six months in Argentina. You can quote me on that one! Flaky, slightly sweet, savory/rich filling. Oh my gosh.”

So, I hope that sentiment from Brad will help give you a little push to try these out! You can double the recipe and do everything through the last step and freeze them for later use. Just wrap them in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag!  Thaw ‘em out, bake ‘em up, and they are a great last-minute party snack.

Argentine Empanadas

Makes 1 dozen empanadas

Filling:

2 T olive oil

1 lb. ground beef

1 small yellow onion, chopped

3 green onions, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1/3 cup pitted green olives, roughly chopped

1/3 cup raisins

2 boiled eggs, chopped

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons water

black pepper and salt to taste

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion, green onion, garlic, raisins and olives. Cook until the onion and garlic are soft and fragrant. Add the ground beef and brown thoroughly. Stir in the soy sauce and water. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring the mixture to prevent burning. Season with salt and pepper, transfer the filling to a large bowl and allow to cool while you make the dough. When the filling is cool, stir in the boiled egg.

Dough (adapted from Asian Dumplings cookbook):

2 cups flour, plus extra for dusting

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar or honey

4 tablespoons shortening

5 tablespoons butter, chilled and diced

1 egg yolk (save the white to brush the dough before baking) mixed w/6 tablespoons water

In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, sugar (if using honey, mix the honey together w/the egg yolk and water.)

Add the shortening and butter and use your fingers to break it into tiny crumbles (very important that this is done well! If you have a food processor, use that…I don’t, so I use what God gave me!)

Add the egg/water/honey mixture to the dry ingredients and mix with a fork until the dough comes together in a mass. Ditch the fork and use your hands to gently kneed the dough into a smoothish ball. Don’t do this for too long, just long enough to create a nice ball of dough. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 1 hour.

Remove the dough from the refrigerator when thoroughly chilled. On a floured surface, roll the dough out into a thick, small rectangle and cut in half. Working with one half of dough at a time, continue to roll the dough into a larger rectangle until it is about 1/8 inch thick. Using a circular cookie cutter, cut out section of dough and set aside. Do the same with the other half of dough.

Assembly:

Take each cut out circle and roll it out so it is thin, but not so thin you can see through it. Put about 2 tablespoons of filling in the center of the dough circle and seal the edges. Place the filled empanada on a lined baking sheet. Lightly whisk your reserved egg white. Before placing in the oven, brush the top of each empanada with the egg white.

Bake at 375 degrees F for about 20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.

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  • http://www.sense-serendipity.blogspot.com/ Divina

    Such a sweet, beautiful and interesting story. It’s a keeper. So is the emapanadas. I would like to double the recipe so there’s food in house anytime of the day.

  • http://www.sense-serendipity.blogspot.com Divina

    Such a sweet, beautiful and interesting story. It’s a keeper. So is the emapanadas. I would like to double the recipe so there’s food in house anytime of the day.

  • http://tanglednoodle.blogspot.com/ Tangled Noodle

    You just know when you’ve met THE ONE. I met my husband on a blind date . . .!

    These empanadas look marvelous – I love the twist on the edges (I’m a wee bit more lazy, just pressing down with the fork tines). More importantly, how wonderful that they have such meaning for you.

  • http://tanglednoodle.blogspot.com Tangled Noodle

    You just know when you’ve met THE ONE. I met my husband on a blind date . . .!

    These empanadas look marvelous – I love the twist on the edges (I’m a wee bit more lazy, just pressing down with the fork tines). More importantly, how wonderful that they have such meaning for you.

  • http://www.RecipeGirl.com/ Lori @ RecipeGirl

    Awwww, what a cute, cute story :) I wish someone would have kicked me in the ass when I was dating loser frat guy in college. I could have dated so many other fun & interesting people in all those years!!

    We have a friend who married a girl from Argentina, so she whips these up pretty often. I have to say though that I think she buys the empanada dough and just makes the filling. I’d love to try these sometime. Yours look fabulous!

  • http://www.RecipeGirl.com Lori @ RecipeGirl

    Awwww, what a cute, cute story :) I wish someone would have kicked me in the ass when I was dating loser frat guy in college. I could have dated so many other fun & interesting people in all those years!!

    We have a friend who married a girl from Argentina, so she whips these up pretty often. I have to say though that I think she buys the empanada dough and just makes the filling. I’d love to try these sometime. Yours look fabulous!

  • http://www.b6maguirre.com/ Mario Aguirre

    Hello! Your photograph, was it taken in Mar delPlata?
    Best wishes

  • http://www.b6maguirre.com Mario Aguirre

    Hello! Your photograph, was it taken in Mar delPlata?
    Best wishes

  • poeticjustice4u

    Great recipe and I will follow up with feedback.
    Great story! My husband and I have a story quite similar and it has been like “Riding Superman’s Cape”. As I have always told him.

    If you have any more recipes please post them.

    Thanks!

  • poeticjustice4u

    Great recipe and I will follow up with feedback.
    Great story! My husband and I have a story quite similar and it has been like “Riding Superman’s Cape”. As I have always told him.

    If you have any more recipes please post them.

    Thanks!

  • Pretty Project

    #1) You two are the cutest couple ever!

    #2) I want you empanada in my belly, pronto!

    http://www.theprettyproject.com

  • Pretty Project

    #1) You two are the cutest couple ever!

    #2) I want you empanada in my belly, pronto!

    http://www.theprettyproject.com

  • http://wataniyaboonma.wordpress.com/ Wataniya

    so sweet. :-)

  • http://wataniyaboonma.wordpress.com/ Wataniya

    so sweet. :-)

  • danakennedy

    Great story, and a must-try recipe! Looking forward to hearing all about your adventures in Tokyo!

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  • danakennedy

    Great story, and a must-try recipe! Looking forward to hearing all about your adventures in Tokyo!

    http://danakennedy.wordpress.com
    http://oldcameras.wordpress.com

  • http://tastytrix.blogspot.com/ Tasty Trix

    Sweet story! And that dough looks beautiful.

  • http://tastytrix.blogspot.com Tasty Trix

    Sweet story! And that dough looks beautiful.

  • http://www.keepyourdietreal.com/ Corrine

    beautiful photos and great story!!

  • http://www.keepyourdietreal.com Corrine

    beautiful photos and great story!!

  • http://wasabiprime.blogspot.com/ wasabi prime

    Oh, this story is absolutely precious! The melon quote is perfect. Thank you for sharing such a personal and lovely tale to go with the delicious recipe. And thank you for providing an empanada recipe that doesn’t require frying. Not that I have anything against fried food (love it), I just tend not to do it at home. And thank you also for the tip that they freeze well; always appreciate foods that are good now as well as later. Oh, and I love that the dog’s name is Booger. Adorable!

  • http://wasabiprime.blogspot.com wasabi prime

    Oh, this story is absolutely precious! The melon quote is perfect. Thank you for sharing such a personal and lovely tale to go with the delicious recipe. And thank you for providing an empanada recipe that doesn’t require frying. Not that I have anything against fried food (love it), I just tend not to do it at home. And thank you also for the tip that they freeze well; always appreciate foods that are good now as well as later. Oh, and I love that the dog’s name is Booger. Adorable!

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  • cindystephenson

    Thanks for your post.

    I’m Canadian but when I was a teenager I lived in Santiago, Chile for two years. While there I was introduced to empanadas and they became one of my favorite dishes, along with paella. Nice to have the recipe.

    We also spent time in Buenos Aires and Bariloche. Loved it.

  • cindystephenson

    Thanks for your post.

    I’m Canadian but when I was a teenager I lived in Santiago, Chile for two years. While there I was introduced to empanadas and they became one of my favorite dishes, along with paella. Nice to have the recipe.

    We also spent time in Buenos Aires and Bariloche. Loved it.

  • http://forceoferin.wordpress.com/ Steve

    Great story! My parents are Argentine but I grew up in the midwest and loved empanadas whenever we visited Argentina. They are usually quite inexpensive and ever pizzeria there offers them (they heat them in the pizza oven before serving). I love the different flavors, from the traditional meat like yours to corn (Choclo in Argentine Spanish), cheese (love the blue-cheese versions), spinach, and others.

    My wife, son, and I had a chance to spend a month in Argentina last year and traveled the whole country, from Iguazu to Tierra Del Fuego and empanadas made a quick and inexpensive break from the huge quantities of steak we otherwise consumed, LOL.

    Anyway, yours look and sound very close to the ones my mother made at home. Regarding the dough, depending on where you live, you might be able to find a latin-American grocery story that carries frozen pre-made empanada dough (La Saltena, I believe, was the brand we used). It’s precut into circles and really speeds up the process of making these. We did a taste test and the frozen dough was as good if not better than the homemade stuff. Some Argentine friends near us turned us on to them and she is an excellent cook as well.

    By the way, when I was a kid my mom would make huge batches of these and freeze some. We would take them to eat cold on picnics or while boating and they were perfect.

  • http://forceoferin.wordpress.com Steve

    Great story! My parents are Argentine but I grew up in the midwest and loved empanadas whenever we visited Argentina. They are usually quite inexpensive and ever pizzeria there offers them (they heat them in the pizza oven before serving). I love the different flavors, from the traditional meat like yours to corn (Choclo in Argentine Spanish), cheese (love the blue-cheese versions), spinach, and others.

    My wife, son, and I had a chance to spend a month in Argentina last year and traveled the whole country, from Iguazu to Tierra Del Fuego and empanadas made a quick and inexpensive break from the huge quantities of steak we otherwise consumed, LOL.

    Anyway, yours look and sound very close to the ones my mother made at home. Regarding the dough, depending on where you live, you might be able to find a latin-American grocery story that carries frozen pre-made empanada dough (La Saltena, I believe, was the brand we used). It’s precut into circles and really speeds up the process of making these. We did a taste test and the frozen dough was as good if not better than the homemade stuff. Some Argentine friends near us turned us on to them and she is an excellent cook as well.

    By the way, when I was a kid my mom would make huge batches of these and freeze some. We would take them to eat cold on picnics or while boating and they were perfect.

  • Rachel F.

    a) Love the WHMS quote!
    b) That picture from Argentina feels like it was just yesterday!

  • Rachel F.

    a) Love the WHMS quote!
    b) That picture from Argentina feels like it was just yesterday!

  • http://dreamytravels.wordpress.com/ dreamytravels

    Those look muy deliciouso!!!!
    Did you find those empanadas on the internet or are the pictures actually the ones from the empanadas you made?

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  • http://dreamytravels.wordpress.com dreamytravels

    Those look muy deliciouso!!!!
    Did you find those empanadas on the internet or are the pictures actually the ones from the empanadas you made?

    I just opened my blog… and to celebrate you can win 5 First class Vouchers sponsored by American Airlines to London…just take part in the competition by telling us what your dream getaway is :P

    Thank you,

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  • http://twitter.com/lindsaylorusso lindsaylorusso

    WOW, oh-so delicious looking! I would clearly adore Argentina. I made green tea and rose petal scones this afternoon, a study treat! A photo, although unfortunately taken from my BB, is on my Twitter, take a peak!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Lindsay

    http://twitter.com/lindsaylorusso

  • http://twitter.com/lindsaylorusso lindsaylorusso

    WOW, oh-so delicious looking! I would clearly adore Argentina. I made green tea and rose petal scones this afternoon, a study treat! A photo, although unfortunately taken from my BB, is on my Twitter, take a peak!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Lindsay

    http://twitter.com/lindsaylorusso

  • http://www.eatlivetravelwrite.com/ Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite

    Great back story. Lovely looking empanadas too!

  • http://www.eatlivetravelwrite.com Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite

    Great back story. Lovely looking empanadas too!

  • Darby Brown

    Oh my goodness. Thank you so much for this. I just randomly stumbled across it and I am so glad. I lived in Argentina for 2 years and haven’t had empanadas in like 6 years. I can’t wait to try this out. My mouth is watering just reading over the recipe. Thanks so much.

    Darby

  • Darby Brown

    Oh my goodness. Thank you so much for this. I just randomly stumbled across it and I am so glad. I lived in Argentina for 2 years and haven’t had empanadas in like 6 years. I can’t wait to try this out. My mouth is watering just reading over the recipe. Thanks so much.

    Darby

  • http://www.gettingluckyateighty.com/ lifeaftereighty

    Very tempting. I think I’ll ask at one of the several Mexican restaurants now that I know what they are and how good they look.

    Keep pampering him – it’s a boomerang.

  • http://www.gettingluckyateighty.com lifeaftereighty

    Very tempting. I think I’ll ask at one of the several Mexican restaurants now that I know what they are and how good they look.

    Keep pampering him – it’s a boomerang.

  • http://cafe1935.wordpress.com/ pedro

    great story! amazing cooking! epic sneaking! that’s a winner.

  • http://cafe1935.wordpress.com/ pedro

    great story! amazing cooking! epic sneaking! that’s a winner.

  • http://www.sgv17.wordpress.com/ Andres Segovia

    I am from Mexico and live in Bolivia. I have learned to cook deep-fried Empanadas called “Tucumanas” which might mean “from Tucuman, Argentina” I´m not sure. I have some in the freezer right now that just looking at your pictures have made me want to go quickly home and eat some!! SO YUMMY!

  • http://www.sgv17.wordpress.com Andres Segovia

    I am from Mexico and live in Bolivia. I have learned to cook deep-fried Empanadas called “Tucumanas” which might mean “from Tucuman, Argentina” I´m not sure. I have some in the freezer right now that just looking at your pictures have made me want to go quickly home and eat some!! SO YUMMY!

  • http://rachelrourke.wordpress.com/ rachelrourke

    This is such a cute story; not to mention the fact that the empanadas look delicious! I’ll have to give em a try.

  • http://rachelrourke.wordpress.com rachelrourke

    This is such a cute story; not to mention the fact that the empanadas look delicious! I’ll have to give em a try.

  • http://www.gloriadelia.wordpress.com/ Gloris

    Yum! and lovely pictures! Gloris
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  • http://www.gloriadelia.wordpress.com Gloris

    Yum! and lovely pictures! Gloris
    http://www.gloriadelia.wordpress.com

  • http://www.houseboateats.com/ Talley

    wow, better than any you had in Argentina on your first try? you must have the touch! My fiance worked for an Argentian and he would make these at every get together. they were fantastic, and yours look quite similar. Now we have somewhere to start when it comes time to try our hand at making some. Gorgeous stuff as always!

  • http://www.mcnakblog.com/ Jessica Rozitis

    What a great story and beautiful photographs. I want to make this recipe right now.

    My Mother is currently travelling in Argentina, and I’m thinking that she must be eating these all the time. I would love to surprise her with your version. How inspiring!

    My husband ALSO asked me to move to Japan with him. At the time, he was my boyfriend, and we had only been together for 6 months, but we JUST KNEW. We lived in Japan for over 4 years, had our first child there. We miss living in Japan.

    10 years later, and we’re still happily married, and he still loves my cooking – as do our two kids. Can’t wait to impress them with this recipe and many of your others. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.houseboateats.com Talley

    wow, better than any you had in Argentina on your first try? you must have the touch! My fiance worked for an Argentian and he would make these at every get together. they were fantastic, and yours look quite similar. Now we have somewhere to start when it comes time to try our hand at making some. Gorgeous stuff as always!

  • http://www.mcnakblog.com Jessica Rozitis

    What a great story and beautiful photographs. I want to make this recipe right now.

    My Mother is currently travelling in Argentina, and I’m thinking that she must be eating these all the time. I would love to surprise her with your version. How inspiring!

    My husband ALSO asked me to move to Japan with him. At the time, he was my boyfriend, and we had only been together for 6 months, but we JUST KNEW. We lived in Japan for over 4 years, had our first child there. We miss living in Japan.

    10 years later, and we’re still happily married, and he still loves my cooking – as do our two kids. Can’t wait to impress them with this recipe and many of your others. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jan

    Beautiful story! Beautiful photos! Beautiful recipe! Beautiful you!

  • Jan

    Beautiful story! Beautiful photos! Beautiful recipe! Beautiful you!

  • http://www.jeezem.com/new-content.html Mike

    anything that is meat with a crispy crust like that is just plain good; can’t have enough ways to enjoy it.

  • http://www.jeezem.com/new-content.html Mike

    anything that is meat with a crispy crust like that is just plain good; can’t have enough ways to enjoy it.

  • http://justalittlepiece.wordpress.com/ justalittlepiece

    Thank you so much for sharing. This is one of those recipes/stories you’ll share and share over and over at the request of your grandchildren. Completely made me smile…and even a bit envious. As much health and happiness you can fit into a lifetime’s worth of empanadas to you both!

  • http://justalittlepiece.wordpress.com justalittlepiece

    Thank you so much for sharing. This is one of those recipes/stories you’ll share and share over and over at the request of your grandchildren. Completely made me smile…and even a bit envious. As much health and happiness you can fit into a lifetime’s worth of empanadas to you both!

  • http://armpitofamerica.wordpress.com/ ArmpitOfAmerica

    Great recipe, great story, and a great blog!

  • http://armpitofamerica.wordpress.com/ ArmpitOfAmerica

    Great recipe, great story, and a great blog!

  • tylerandalyssa

    I’m an American living in Japan too! Great blog, great post. A quick question or two: Where do you get the shortening? Can you buy in at Japanese Grocery stores? Thanks for your fantastic writing and story telling.
    http://tylerandalyssa.wordpress.com

  • tylerandalyssa

    I’m an American living in Japan too! Great blog, great post. A quick question or two: Where do you get the shortening? Can you buy in at Japanese Grocery stores? Thanks for your fantastic writing and story telling.
    http://tylerandalyssa.wordpress.com

  • http://lisaiscooking.blogspot.com/ lisaiscooking

    What a great dish for such great memories! They sound delicious.

  • http://lisaiscooking.blogspot.com/ lisaiscooking

    What a great dish for such great memories! They sound delicious.

  • http://www.minnesotaimage.com/ Jenn

    Yum. Your blog makes me hungry. I love reading. You do a wonderful job of incorporating stories in to your food recipes. Keep the blog posts coming!

  • http://www.minnesotaimage.com Jenn

    Yum. Your blog makes me hungry. I love reading. You do a wonderful job of incorporating stories in to your food recipes. Keep the blog posts coming!

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  • http://fingerprintblog.wordpress.com/ Rachael Devlin

    Love the photos! I’m going to Japan at the end of next year and can’t wait :) I’ll keep reading your blog for some food inspiration!

  • http://fingerprintblog.wordpress.com Rachael Devlin

    Love the photos! I’m going to Japan at the end of next year and can’t wait :) I’ll keep reading your blog for some food inspiration!

  • kro4

    Awesome post!
    “After a short time, I knew things were serious. Spend-the-rest-of-our-lives-together serious.” Love it! : ) Such beautiful photography, too. I’m excited to have read this, I’m actually planning an empanada adventure of my own this weekend. I should have a post about it too, so if you’re interested please check it out:http://cantaloupesoup.wordpress.com.

    Thanks for the beautiful writing and inspiration!
    Kelly

  • kro4

    Awesome post!
    “After a short time, I knew things were serious. Spend-the-rest-of-our-lives-together serious.” Love it! : ) Such beautiful photography, too. I’m excited to have read this, I’m actually planning an empanada adventure of my own this weekend. I should have a post about it too, so if you’re interested please check it out:http://cantaloupesoup.wordpress.com.

    Thanks for the beautiful writing and inspiration!
    Kelly

  • http://www.theycallmecurlysue.wordpress.com/ Sara

    Oh wow. So glad I clicked on your post listed on the main WP page….I’ve found a great new blog to add to my reader! By the way, what a sweet story about you and your hubs. I just got engaged myself so that’s adorable about Argentina. I can’t wait to try this recipe out though! By the way, you look like a woman who should have her own show on the Food Network! That photo at the top–yup, looks like a Food Network gal totally at work! Nice to meet you!

  • http://www.theycallmecurlysue.wordpress.com Sara

    Oh wow. So glad I clicked on your post listed on the main WP page….I’ve found a great new blog to add to my reader! By the way, what a sweet story about you and your hubs. I just got engaged myself so that’s adorable about Argentina. I can’t wait to try this recipe out though! By the way, you look like a woman who should have her own show on the Food Network! That photo at the top–yup, looks like a Food Network gal totally at work! Nice to meet you!

  • http://www.MyLastBite.com/ mylastbite

    Gorgeous photos (and cute husband too!)

  • http://www.MyLastBite.com mylastbite

    Gorgeous photos (and cute husband too!)

  • Rebecca

    Tokyo Terrace. It’s a gem. Love it. Love you.
    Love, me.

  • Rebecca

    Tokyo Terrace. It’s a gem. Love it. Love you.
    Love, me.

  • Aunt J in Hendersonville

    Rachael! That was terrific post – beautiful, tantalizing, entertaining! Just one question: How ya gonna top that?! :)

  • Aunt J in Hendersonville

    Rachael! That was terrific post – beautiful, tantalizing, entertaining! Just one question: How ya gonna top that?! :)

  • tokyoterrace

    Divina: Thanks for the comment! So glad you liked the story and the recipe :)

  • tokyoterrace

    Divina: Thanks for the comment! So glad you liked the story and the recipe :)

  • tokyoterrace

    Tangled Noodle: That’s awesome that you met on a blind date! I usually hear horror stories about them… Thanks for the comment!

    Lori: Thank you! Yeah, I dated a few losers too…fortunately, it all lead to something great!

  • tokyoterrace

    Tangled Noodle: That’s awesome that you met on a blind date! I usually hear horror stories about them… Thanks for the comment!

    Lori: Thank you! Yeah, I dated a few losers too…fortunately, it all lead to something great!

  • warlock6

    it seems i have one more delicious dish in my recipe book now! lol! pictures are great! i’ve become hungry already after seeing them. thank you!

  • warlock6

    it seems i have one more delicious dish in my recipe book now! lol! pictures are great! i’ve become hungry already after seeing them. thank you!

  • tokyoterrace

    Poeticjustice4u: Thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post. It’s amazing how you meet someone and suddenly life just takes off, isn’t it? Glad you can relate… Hope you stop by again soon!

  • tokyoterrace

    Poeticjustice4u: Thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post. It’s amazing how you meet someone and suddenly life just takes off, isn’t it? Glad you can relate… Hope you stop by again soon!

  • tokyoterrace

    Pretty Project: #1) Thank you #2) Thank you again!!! So glad you stopped by!

  • tokyoterrace

    Pretty Project: #1) Thank you #2) Thank you again!!! So glad you stopped by!

  • tokyoterrace

    Wataniya: Thank you!

    Danakennedy: I hope you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for stopping by- I hope to see your comments here again soon.

  • tokyoterrace

    Wataniya: Thank you!

    Danakennedy: I hope you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for stopping by- I hope to see your comments here again soon.

  • tokyoterrace

    Tasty Trix: I’m so happy you like the story. The dough was great! It took a couple tries to get the consistency right- the first time I made it the dough was really dry and difficult to work with. The second time it was perfect! Lesson: don’t be afraid to deviate from the recipe a bit…

  • tokyoterrace

    Corrine: Thank you so much!

  • tokyoterrace

    Tasty Trix: I’m so happy you like the story. The dough was great! It took a couple tries to get the consistency right- the first time I made it the dough was really dry and difficult to work with. The second time it was perfect! Lesson: don’t be afraid to deviate from the recipe a bit…

  • tokyoterrace

    Corrine: Thank you so much!

  • tokyoterrace

    Wasabi Prime: And thank YOU for being so awesome. I appreciate your attention to the detail of my blogs- it’s amazing actually. You might be the best blog-commenter EVER! And I’m with you on the frying stuff at home thing- it’s so messy. It has to be something really worth it for me to go through all that. Like fried cream cheese wontons. Yep.

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    Wasabi Prime: And thank YOU for being so awesome. I appreciate your attention to the detail of my blogs- it’s amazing actually. You might be the best blog-commenter EVER! And I’m with you on the frying stuff at home thing- it’s so messy. It has to be something really worth it for me to go through all that. Like fried cream cheese wontons. Yep.

  • tokyoterrace

    Cindy: I have never been to Chile, but my husband has always wanted to visit. Empanadas are such a great South American staple- can’t imagine going there and not eating a ton of them!

  • tokyoterrace

    Cindy: I have never been to Chile, but my husband has always wanted to visit. Empanadas are such a great South American staple- can’t imagine going there and not eating a ton of them!

  • tokyoterrace

    Steve: Your comment was so fun to read! Thank you for sharing so much about your connections to Argentina, empanadas, and your kind words about this post! I’m so happy to hear that these resemble the empanadas your mother used to make. How flattering!

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    Steve: Your comment was so fun to read! Thank you for sharing so much about your connections to Argentina, empanadas, and your kind words about this post! I’m so happy to hear that these resemble the empanadas your mother used to make. How flattering!

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    Rachel: Thanks for the comment, love! Yeah, every time I look at pictures from back then I think “there is no possible way that much time has passed already…” Craziness.

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    Dreamytravels: Thank you for the comment! These are, in fact, my own personal pictures of the empanadas I made. Stopped by your blog- hoping for that trip to London!

  • tokyoterrace

    Rachel: Thanks for the comment, love! Yeah, every time I look at pictures from back then I think “there is no possible way that much time has passed already…” Craziness.

  • tokyoterrace

    Dreamytravels: Thank you for the comment! These are, in fact, my own personal pictures of the empanadas I made. Stopped by your blog- hoping for that trip to London!

  • tokyoterrace

    Lindsay: Your scones sound incredible! I have never cooked with rose, but I would love to try some day. I’ll check out your twitter photo right now!

  • tokyoterrace

    Lindsay: Your scones sound incredible! I have never cooked with rose, but I would love to try some day. I’ll check out your twitter photo right now!

  • tokyoterrace

    Hi Mardi! Thank you! I had to tell the story along with the recipe…just couldn’t help it :)

  • tokyoterrace

    Hi Mardi! Thank you! I had to tell the story along with the recipe…just couldn’t help it :)

  • tokyoterrace

    Darby: I’m glad you stumbled on this too! It’s always nice to have new friends stopping by. I hope you try the recipe- I think it will successfully bring you back to the Argentina you remember…

  • tokyoterrace

    Darby: I’m glad you stumbled on this too! It’s always nice to have new friends stopping by. I hope you try the recipe- I think it will successfully bring you back to the Argentina you remember…

  • tokyoterrace

    lifeaftereighty: Glad you like the look of my empanadas! They are scrumptious and I hope you are able to find them in your area!

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    Pedro: Agreed- it *is* epic sneaking!

  • tokyoterrace

    lifeaftereighty: Glad you like the look of my empanadas! They are scrumptious and I hope you are able to find them in your area!

  • tokyoterrace

    Pedro: Agreed- it *is* epic sneaking!

  • tokyoterrace

    Andrew: Thanks for the note! How is life in Bolivia? I haven’t tried frying these- baking them is so much easier and the results are fabulous. I hope you enjoy eating yours! That’s so nice that you have them on hand :)

  • tokyoterrace

    Andrew: Thanks for the note! How is life in Bolivia? I haven’t tried frying these- baking them is so much easier and the results are fabulous. I hope you enjoy eating yours! That’s so nice that you have them on hand :)

  • http://www.virslee.com/ VirsLee

    Oh boy I liked you story! In fact I liked so much that now I want to try this Argentine Empanadas. The pictures look very tasty! yummi yummi. Thank you!

  • http://www.virslee.com/ VirsLee

    Oh boy I liked you story! In fact I liked so much that now I want to try this Argentine Empanadas. The pictures look very tasty! yummi yummi. Thank you!

  • http://fallingnotflying.wordpress.com/ fallingnotflying

    Cute story, food looks yummy too.

  • http://fallingnotflying.wordpress.com fallingnotflying

    Cute story, food looks yummy too.

  • http://abjtraducciones.wordpress.com/ Juan Idiazabal

    Hello, I just happen to run into your recipe for empanadas, and as a cooking-lover Marplatense, I must say I’m impress. Though some of the ingredients for the filling sounded strange to me, like the garlic, the olive oil, and yes: SOY SAUCE! I will try this recipe as soon as I can. But as a good “cheffo” as my best friend calls me I accept variety in the kitchen. This recipe seems to be fantastic.

    If you want I can translate some old dough recipes for your next empanadas to be more authentic. But anyway, there must exist as many empanadas recipes as people who cook them. Only one thing you forgot to say in your recipe when cooking Argentine empanadas “don’t forget to add a tablespoon of love, they will taste better”.

    Hope to read more recipes soon

    Juan
    ¡Disfruten, sean felices!
    Enjoy, be happy!

  • http://abjtraducciones.wordpress.com Juan Idiazabal

    Hello, I just happen to run into your recipe for empanadas, and as a cooking-lover Marplatense, I must say I’m impress. Though some of the ingredients for the filling sounded strange to me, like the garlic, the olive oil, and yes: SOY SAUCE! I will try this recipe as soon as I can. But as a good “cheffo” as my best friend calls me I accept variety in the kitchen. This recipe seems to be fantastic.

    If you want I can translate some old dough recipes for your next empanadas to be more authentic. But anyway, there must exist as many empanadas recipes as people who cook them. Only one thing you forgot to say in your recipe when cooking Argentine empanadas “don’t forget to add a tablespoon of love, they will taste better”.

    Hope to read more recipes soon

    Juan
    ¡Disfruten, sean felices!
    Enjoy, be happy!

  • http://www.virslee.com/ VirsLee

    Juan Idiazabal how interesting that sounded strange to you .. :) we use regularly garlic and has such a good taste! I mean it is not the perfect food for a romantic dinner, it has very strong aroma, but other than that its tasty and healthy too!

  • http://www.virslee.com/ VirsLee

    Juan Idiazabal how interesting that sounded strange to you .. :) we use regularly garlic and has such a good taste! I mean it is not the perfect food for a romantic dinner, it has very strong aroma, but other than that its tasty and healthy too!

  • http://dreamytravels.wordpress.com/ dreamytravels

    Hey!
    Thank you for taking part in the competition and I replied to you in the comment you left at my blog.

    Thank you for taking part,

    Ps: Your photography skills are incredible! what camara do you use?

    Dreamy Travel Team

    For anyone else, To celebrate the opening of our blog were giving out 5 first class vouchers, so check out our blog dreamytravel.wordpress.com to take part….

    TH

  • http://dreamytravels.wordpress.com dreamytravels

    Hey!
    Thank you for taking part in the competition and I replied to you in the comment you left at my blog.

    Thank you for taking part,

    Ps: Your photography skills are incredible! what camara do you use?

    Dreamy Travel Team

    For anyone else, To celebrate the opening of our blog were giving out 5 first class vouchers, so check out our blog dreamytravel.wordpress.com to take part….

    TH

  • thewhitesintokyo

    Yes, that photo was in Mar del Plata. That was the day after we got engaged on the beach!

    I really miss MdP and Buenos Aires. We hope to celebrate our 10-year anniversary there (8 more to go!).

  • thewhitesintokyo

    Yes, that photo was in Mar del Plata. That was the day after we got engaged on the beach!

    I really miss MdP and Buenos Aires. We hope to celebrate our 10-year anniversary there (8 more to go!).

  • thewhitesintokyo

    So wait, does that make me superman? My childhood idol? Love it!

  • thewhitesintokyo

    So wait, does that make me superman? My childhood idol? Love it!

  • thewhitesintokyo

    Interesting blog you have there Ms. Pretty Project. Thanks for stopping by Tokyo Terrace! Say “hi” again sometime!

  • thewhitesintokyo

    Interesting blog you have there Ms. Pretty Project. Thanks for stopping by Tokyo Terrace! Say “hi” again sometime!

  • thewhitesintokyo

    LOVE the beautiful camera collection. We splurged on one DSLR this year, but we’re quickly becoming addicted to cameras and accessories!

  • thewhitesintokyo

    LOVE the beautiful camera collection. We splurged on one DSLR this year, but we’re quickly becoming addicted to cameras and accessories!

  • thewhitesintokyo

    You’re going to love these empanadas. Seriously, so good.

  • thewhitesintokyo

    You’re going to love these empanadas. Seriously, so good.

  • thewhitesintokyo

    Who knew there could be so many Argentina/Midwest USA connections? Thanks for stopping by. We can’t wait to get back to Buenos Aires and then span the rest of the north and south of that amazing country.

  • thewhitesintokyo

    Who knew there could be so many Argentina/Midwest USA connections? Thanks for stopping by. We can’t wait to get back to Buenos Aires and then span the rest of the north and south of that amazing country.

  • thewhitesintokyo

    a) Love you and all your Rachelness.
    b) It is pretty dang crazy that it’s been more than four years since that photo was taken.

  • thewhitesintokyo

    a) Love you and all your Rachelness.
    b) It is pretty dang crazy that it’s been more than four years since that photo was taken.

  • thewhitesintokyo

    You’ll definitely be happy you made these. They were absolutely amazing and I’m nudging Rachael to make a few more since they went so quickly…!

  • thewhitesintokyo

    You’ll definitely be happy you made these. They were absolutely amazing and I’m nudging Rachael to make a few more since they went so quickly…!

  • tokyoterrace

    Rachel: Thank you! I hope you are able to make these and have success with them. They are really addicting!

  • tokyoterrace

    Gloris: Thanks for stopping by!

  • tokyoterrace

    Rachel: Thank you! I hope you are able to make these and have success with them. They are really addicting!

  • tokyoterrace

    Gloris: Thanks for stopping by!

  • tokyoterrace

    Talley: I know- I was surprised when he said that too! I was surprised at how easy they were, actually. The key is in the crust though0 the dough makes it or breaks it! And the raisins…couldn’t do without those! Thanks for the comment, Talley. :)

  • tokyoterrace

    Talley: I know- I was surprised when he said that too! I was surprised at how easy they were, actually. The key is in the crust though0 the dough makes it or breaks it! And the raisins…couldn’t do without those! Thanks for the comment, Talley. :)

  • tokyoterrace

    Jessica: I’m so glad you enjoyed this post. It was so much fun to write and photograph and I hope that came across well. I hope you mother is enjoying empanadas in Argentina! I’m also glad to hear about another similar life story- isn’t amazing how you will literally go anywhere if it’s with the right person?

  • tokyoterrace

    Jessica: I’m so glad you enjoyed this post. It was so much fun to write and photograph and I hope that came across well. I hope you mother is enjoying empanadas in Argentina! I’m also glad to hear about another similar life story- isn’t amazing how you will literally go anywhere if it’s with the right person?

  • tokyoterrace

    Jan: Thanks mom :)

  • tokyoterrace

    Jan: Thanks mom :)

  • tokyoterrace

    Mike: My husband (and I) would both agree with that statement!

  • tokyoterrace

    Mike: My husband (and I) would both agree with that statement!

  • tokyoterrace

    Justalittlepiece: Thanks for your sweet comment! I hope we are able to share this story with out grandkids. Its a fun story to tell… I’m so touched that you felt the urge to smile while reading this post. I hope to see you again here soon!

  • tokyoterrace

    Justalittlepiece: Thanks for your sweet comment! I hope we are able to share this story with out grandkids. Its a fun story to tell… I’m so touched that you felt the urge to smile while reading this post. I hope to see you again here soon!

  • tokyoterrace

    ArmpitOfAmerica: Thank you for stopping by!

  • tokyoterrace

    ArmpitOfAmerica: Thank you for stopping by!

  • tokyoterrace

    Tylerandalyssa: Thanks for your note! Your blog is great- I can certainly identify with many of your posts. I can’t wait to see more about your lives in Japan! Oh, and I found the shortening at an international grocery store. I’ve never seen it at a regular Japanese grocery store though.

  • tokyoterrace

    Tylerandalyssa: Thanks for your note! Your blog is great- I can certainly identify with many of your posts. I can’t wait to see more about your lives in Japan! Oh, and I found the shortening at an international grocery store. I’ve never seen it at a regular Japanese grocery store though.

  • tokyoterrace

    lisaiscooking: There were delicious!

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    lisaiscooking: There were delicious!

  • tokyoterrace

    Jenn: I’m glad it makes you hungry! That’s a good sign… :)

  • tokyoterrace

    Rachael: I hope you enjoy Japan when you are here! Hopefully you’ll find some helpful food hints on Tokyo Terrace.

  • tokyoterrace

    Jenn: I’m glad it makes you hungry! That’s a good sign… :)

  • tokyoterrace

    Rachael: I hope you enjoy Japan when you are here! Hopefully you’ll find some helpful food hints on Tokyo Terrace.

  • tokyoterrace

    Kelly: Thanks for your compliments. I am so happy you enjoyed reading this post! I stopped by your blog and it looks really great! Especially the sweet potato fries- YUM!

  • tokyoterrace

    Kelly: Thanks for your compliments. I am so happy you enjoyed reading this post! I stopped by your blog and it looks really great! Especially the sweet potato fries- YUM!

  • tokyoterrace

    Sara: I’m glad you clicked on my post too! Thanks so much for your comment- it’s so great to hear all the different reactions to the story and the recipe. And, your comment about the Food Network stuff- totally put a HUGE smile on my face! Sort of a dream of mine… Nice to meet you as well!

  • tokyoterrace

    Sara: I’m glad you clicked on my post too! Thanks so much for your comment- it’s so great to hear all the different reactions to the story and the recipe. And, your comment about the Food Network stuff- totally put a HUGE smile on my face! Sort of a dream of mine… Nice to meet you as well!

  • tokyoterrace

    mylastbite: Agreed- my husband *is* cute! Thanks for stopping by :)

  • tokyoterrace

    mylastbite: Agreed- my husband *is* cute! Thanks for stopping by :)

  • tokyoterrace

    Rebecca: I love you too seester. Thanks :)

  • tokyoterrace

    Rebecca: I love you too seester. Thanks :)

  • tokyoterrace

    Aunt J: Thank you! I have no idea how to top this one… maybe I should give up now while I’m ahead? Haha

  • tokyoterrace

    warlock6: I’m glad you have a new addition to your recipe book!

  • tokyoterrace

    Aunt J: Thank you! I have no idea how to top this one… maybe I should give up now while I’m ahead? Haha

  • tokyoterrace

    warlock6: I’m glad you have a new addition to your recipe book!

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    VirsLee: Thank you! I hope you enjoy them!

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    fallingnotflying: Thank you!

  • tokyoterrace

    VirsLee: Thank you! I hope you enjoy them!

  • tokyoterrace

    fallingnotflying: Thank you!

  • tokyoterrace

    Juan: All the ingredients may not be tradition, but I just decided to work with what I had to create the best flavor. It worked out great! I would love to see your dough recipes. Why don’t you email them to me at tokyoterrace@gmail.com

    Thanks for stopping by!

  • tokyoterrace

    Juan: All the ingredients may not be tradition, but I just decided to work with what I had to create the best flavor. It worked out great! I would love to see your dough recipes. Why don’t you email them to me at tokyoterrace@gmail.com

    Thanks for stopping by!

  • Leandro

    I’m from Argentina. In my childhood I lived in Mar del Plata. Thank you

  • Leandro

    I’m from Argentina. In my childhood I lived in Mar del Plata. Thank you

  • http://abjtraducciones.wordpress.com/ Juan Idiazabal

    I did understand that… As for the recipes, I will look them up and sent them to you as soon as possible… If you wish another recipes just ask…

  • http://abjtraducciones.wordpress.com Juan Idiazabal

    I did understand that… As for the recipes, I will look them up and sent them to you as soon as possible… If you wish another recipes just ask…

  • http://www.pureluxury.com/ Gina

    Hmm, I’m not a big fan of raisins but the picture of the filling looks mighty tasty and empanadas are one of my childhood favorites. I love a good romantic, knew-it-ASAP story too! Thank you so much for sharing your story (and your recipe!).

  • http://www.pureluxury.com Gina

    Hmm, I’m not a big fan of raisins but the picture of the filling looks mighty tasty and empanadas are one of my childhood favorites. I love a good romantic, knew-it-ASAP story too! Thank you so much for sharing your story (and your recipe!).

  • Pat Meyer

    Greetings from South Dakota. . . today’s entry prompted me to write . . . I am Scott Meyer’s mom and he likes to think he helped be the matchmaker in your relationship at LC! Sounds like that first date was the start of something good! Scott introduced me to your blog this summer. Your recipes, photography, and life stories are a delightful combination. Congratulations on your fabulous blog!

  • Pat Meyer

    Greetings from South Dakota. . . today’s entry prompted me to write . . . I am Scott Meyer’s mom and he likes to think he helped be the matchmaker in your relationship at LC! Sounds like that first date was the start of something good! Scott introduced me to your blog this summer. Your recipes, photography, and life stories are a delightful combination. Congratulations on your fabulous blog!

  • http://tokyoterrace.com/2009/11/07/cocktail-friday-tokyo-cosmo-and-some-news/ Cocktail Friday: Tokyo Cosmo (and some news!) « Tokyo Terrace

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  • Anna

    Can you explain where the boiled eggs are used in this recipe? Thank you.

  • Anna

    Can you explain where the boiled eggs are used in this recipe? Thank you.

  • http://wwww.whimsycheesecakes.com/ Cheesecake Queen

    Ummmm…….these look wonderful. The recipe is very similar to one that I received from my Spanish-class teacher in high school….she wanted us to explore various food traditions of Spain, Mexico, & South America so she did some research and gave us each a dish to make. Being not so interested in cooking at the time, I whined until my mom agreed to make them for me…..She used her standard pie crust recipe, and had some concerns about the filling ingredients—imagine a traditional German/Midwest cook confronting the use of olives and raisins in a meat dish, LOL! Anyway, thanks…..your recipe reminded me of that, and it looks so good I’m gonna have to try a batch this week!

  • http://wwww.whimsycheesecakes.com Cheesecake Queen

    Ummmm…….these look wonderful. The recipe is very similar to one that I received from my Spanish-class teacher in high school….she wanted us to explore various food traditions of Spain, Mexico, & South America so she did some research and gave us each a dish to make. Being not so interested in cooking at the time, I whined until my mom agreed to make them for me…..She used her standard pie crust recipe, and had some concerns about the filling ingredients—imagine a traditional German/Midwest cook confronting the use of olives and raisins in a meat dish, LOL! Anyway, thanks…..your recipe reminded me of that, and it looks so good I’m gonna have to try a batch this week!

  • thewhitesintokyo

    Jessica,

    Thanks so much for that sweet message. Living here in Japan is pretty crazy sometimes, but we are grateful for it and I’m sure we’ll miss it once we’re back in the States in a few years. We definitely aspire to what you and your hubby have going on, so we appreciate you sharing that too.

    These empanadas are amazingly delicious. Let us know how they turn out!

    -Brad

  • thewhitesintokyo

    Definitely…agreed.

    -Husband of the blogger-in-chief

  • thewhitesintokyo

    Jessica,

    Thanks so much for that sweet message. Living here in Japan is pretty crazy sometimes, but we are grateful for it and I’m sure we’ll miss it once we’re back in the States in a few years. We definitely aspire to what you and your hubby have going on, so we appreciate you sharing that too.

    These empanadas are amazingly delicious. Let us know how they turn out!

    -Brad

  • thewhitesintokyo

    Definitely…agreed.

    -Husband of the blogger-in-chief

  • thewhitesintokyo

    Hey T & A,

    So good to hear from you guys and read about some of your adventures in Japan. It sounds like we are both living pretty parallel lives. Are you in Tokyo or elsewhere? What are you up to here?

    Keep blogging- I’m starting to fade out on my Japan blog after a year and a half, but it’s so nice to have when you get back!

    Keep in touch,
    Brad (“hubs”)

  • thewhitesintokyo

    Hey T & A,

    So good to hear from you guys and read about some of your adventures in Japan. It sounds like we are both living pretty parallel lives. Are you in Tokyo or elsewhere? What are you up to here?

    Keep blogging- I’m starting to fade out on my Japan blog after a year and a half, but it’s so nice to have when you get back!

    Keep in touch,
    Brad (“hubs”)

  • thewhitesintokyo

    Sara, you officially made Rachael’s week with that comment. Keep in touch and thanks again for stopping by. :)

    -Brad

  • thewhitesintokyo

    Sara, you officially made Rachael’s week with that comment. Keep in touch and thanks again for stopping by. :)

    -Brad

  • thewhitesintokyo

    Gracias por tu mensaje! Tenemos ganas de volver a Mar del Plata en unos anos para celebrar un aniversario. Hay un restaurante al lado del mar en que comimos (medialunas con jugo fresco…) cada manana durante nuestro visito y quiero comer alli otra vez!

    Saludos de Japon!
    Brad

  • thewhitesintokyo

    Gracias por tu mensaje! Tenemos ganas de volver a Mar del Plata en unos anos para celebrar un aniversario. Hay un restaurante al lado del mar en que comimos (medialunas con jugo fresco…) cada manana durante nuestro visito y quiero comer alli otra vez!

    Saludos de Japon!
    Brad

  • thewhitesintokyo

    As husband of the blogger, I can definitely say these are just as good without the raisins…because I’m not a fan either and she made half the batch without them just for me!

  • thewhitesintokyo

    As husband of the blogger, I can definitely say these are just as good without the raisins…because I’m not a fan either and she made half the batch without them just for me!

  • thewhitesintokyo

    Thanks for the sweet note, Pat. We miss that son of yours a whole lot and yes, he certainly was instrumental in helping me track down the beautiful woman at the helm of Tokyo Terrace. Keep in touch and thanks for stopping by!

    -Brad

  • thewhitesintokyo

    Thanks for the sweet note, Pat. We miss that son of yours a whole lot and yes, he certainly was instrumental in helping me track down the beautiful woman at the helm of Tokyo Terrace. Keep in touch and thanks for stopping by!

    -Brad

  • thewhitesintokyo

    Sounds just like my Spanish classes before I went to Argentina! Let us know how they are now that you’re trying it without mom’s help. :)

    -Brad

  • thewhitesintokyo

    Sounds just like my Spanish classes before I went to Argentina! Let us know how they are now that you’re trying it without mom’s help. :)

    -Brad

  • thewhitesintokyo

    Also, I see you’re from CO? I was born and raised in Golden…

    Awesome.

  • thewhitesintokyo

    Also, I see you’re from CO? I was born and raised in Golden…

    Awesome.

  • http://onefoodguy.blogspot.com/ Scott

    These sound fantastic! I love empanadas and certainly don’t eat them enough. I’m a big fan of the Scottish version as well, the pasty!

  • http://onefoodguy.blogspot.com Scott

    These sound fantastic! I love empanadas and certainly don’t eat them enough. I’m a big fan of the Scottish version as well, the pasty!

  • tokyoterrace

    Scott: I’m glad you like the look of these! Hopefully you will have time to make them- they keep really well in the freezer, so you can have them around whenever you want!

  • tokyoterrace

    Scott: I’m glad you like the look of these! Hopefully you will have time to make them- they keep really well in the freezer, so you can have them around whenever you want!

  • Francisco

    Greetings from Argentina!! i’m from Chubut a patagonian province of Argentina, i was looking for japanese food blogs and i found your Empanadas post (what a coincidence, today is tradition day or “dia de la tradicion” in spanish…) that empanadas look awesome, here we make it with some oregano, pepper flakes, and a little cumin and sweet paprika instead of soy sauce, but it’s a tipical regional food, everybody make it different. Meat and potato, spicy meat, tuna and corn, chicken, ham and cheese are quite popular fillings, there are countless variations ( i have tried a very good ones with smoked bacon-mozzarella-prunes filling). Well i’m going because i’m hungry :) Nice to meet you, Great Blog, Salutes.

  • Francisco

    Greetings from Argentina!! i’m from Chubut a patagonian province of Argentina, i was looking for japanese food blogs and i found your Empanadas post (what a coincidence, today is tradition day or “dia de la tradicion” in spanish…) that empanadas look awesome, here we make it with some oregano, pepper flakes, and a little cumin and sweet paprika instead of soy sauce, but it’s a tipical regional food, everybody make it different. Meat and potato, spicy meat, tuna and corn, chicken, ham and cheese are quite popular fillings, there are countless variations ( i have tried a very good ones with smoked bacon-mozzarella-prunes filling). Well i’m going because i’m hungry :) Nice to meet you, Great Blog, Salutes.

  • tokyoterrace

    Francisco: I’m so glad you stumbled upon my blog! I’m sure it was a bit of a surprise to find an Argentine recipe on a blog entitled “Tokyo Terrace”! The variations on the fillings you mentioned sound amazing!! I will have to try these sometime soon- I especially like the sound of the smoked bacon mozzarella filling. YUM! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see your comments here again soon!

  • tokyoterrace

    Francisco: I’m so glad you stumbled upon my blog! I’m sure it was a bit of a surprise to find an Argentine recipe on a blog entitled “Tokyo Terrace”! The variations on the fillings you mentioned sound amazing!! I will have to try these sometime soon- I especially like the sound of the smoked bacon mozzarella filling. YUM! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see your comments here again soon!

  • http://zencancook.com/ zenchef

    Woa! Those are the best looking empanadas i ever seen. No kidding. I’m bookmarking this recipe and you can be sure i’ll be making it soon. I love them! And you can tell the Argentina guy/husband he’s very lucky! Congrats you two!

  • http://zencancook.com zenchef

    Woa! Those are the best looking empanadas i ever seen. No kidding. I’m bookmarking this recipe and you can be sure i’ll be making it soon. I love them! And you can tell the Argentina guy/husband he’s very lucky! Congrats you two!

  • http://www.thatssoyummy.com/ ThatsSoYummy

    Let me just say that these look so stinking good I wanted to rip one out of the computer a second ago. The story is just precious,definitely a keeper :-)

    I used to eat these all the time when I was in Argentina, Thank you for sharing the recipe will definitely have to try! :-)

    -Natasha

  • http://www.thatssoyummy.com ThatsSoYummy

    Let me just say that these look so stinking good I wanted to rip one out of the computer a second ago. The story is just precious,definitely a keeper :-)

    I used to eat these all the time when I was in Argentina, Thank you for sharing the recipe will definitely have to try! :-)

    -Natasha

  • http://tokyoterrace.com/2009/12/29/new-years-eve-menu/ New Year’s Eve Menu « Tokyo Terrace

    [...] Empanadas [...]

  • Liz

    Oh my goodness! Two years ago, I spent about 6 months in Argentina, traveling around in a ‘bus’ (glorified van) for most of it, and living off of ham sandwiches (and also missing the one I love). We would spoil ourselves with empanadas every chance we got. I can’t wait to make this recipe, I’m sure the memories will come flooding back. Mar Del Plata was definitely one of my favorite cities, what an amazing place for a proposal!

    Liz

  • http://fatgirltrappedinaskinnybody.blogspot.com Julia

    I was literally googling 'empenadas' as this came up on twitter. WEIRD! And these look perfect! Such a cute story about you and your husband too!!!!

  • Rachael’s Mom

    Rachael made these for our dinner tonight. THEY WERE AMAZING! She also, effortlessly I might add, baked some strawberries in that pastry and a dollop of ice cream on the side made a little bit of heaven.

  • TokyoTerrace

    Perfect! I hope they turn out well for you!

  • http://stuffurface.wordpress.com/ Amanda

    Oh these look fantastic – I am going to try these! Beautiful!

  • http://www.tokyoterrace.com/2011/05/cinco-de-mayo-menu/ Cinco de Mayo Menu — Tokyo Terrace :: An American Foodie in Tokyo

    [...] Terrace. These are some of my favorite recipes, especially the fried guacamole wontons and the empanadas- delicious and perfect washed down with a raspberry and key lime margarita. [...]

  • http://www.tokyoterrace.com/2011/07/an-argentine-dinner-empanadas-choripan/ An Argentine Dinner: Empanadas & Choripan — Tokyo Terrace :: An American Foodie in Tokyo

    [...] ate. A couple days ago, we took a little trip down memory lane and made a simple argentine meal of empanadas and choripan with [...]

  • http://www.tokyoterrace.com/2011/08/dulce-de-leche-empanadas/ Dulce de Leche Empanadas — Tokyo Terrace :: An American Foodie in Tokyo

    [...] they also make a delicious (though less impressive) snack when they are room temperature. Using the dough recipe from my Argentine empanadas, I simply fill them with a teaspoon of dulce de leche (which you can buy in the baking aisle by the [...]

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