Corn, cheese & chilli empanadas

Corn, cheese & chilli empanadas

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Cooking time

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 20 mins Plus chilling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 8 mini empanadas

A spicy Latin American treat, great served with drinks or as part of a special meal for two

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
181
protein
5g
carbs
14g
fat
12g
saturates
6g
fibre
1g
sugar
1g
salt
0.3g

Ingredients

  • ½ x 198g can sweetcorn, drained well
  • small handful coriander, leaves and stalks chopped
  • 1 spring onion, finely sliced
  • 25g extra mature cheddar, grated
  • ½ green chilli, chopped
  • 230g sheet ready-rolled all-butter shortcrust pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds

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Method

  1. Make the filling by mixing the corn, coriander, spring onion, cheese and chilli with some seasoning.
  2. Unroll the pastry sheet, roll a little thinner with a rolling pin, then use a 10cm circle cutter to cut out circles of pastry. (You should get 6 circles, then re-roll the trimmings for 2 more.) Brush edges of the circles with a little of the beaten egg, then spoon a couple of teaspoonfuls of filling mixture onto each. Fold over one half of the pastry, and seal by pinching the edge with your fingers, until you have 8 small pastyshaped empanadas. Arrange on a baking parchment lined baking sheet, brush with the rest of the egg and scatter with sesame seeds. Cover and chill for at least 30 mins before baking.
  3. To serve, heat oven to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6 and bake for 20 mins until golden and crisp.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2010

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kateluisalin's picture
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The pastry to filling ratio is too much on the side of the pastry, and the filling is too dry - I couldn't even taste the cheese. More chillies, more seasoning and maybe thinner pastry could help.

marm1te's picture
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I tried this pastry empanada following the recipe very closely and was very disappointed. It was far too dry. It needs something to give it some moisture. If I decide to make this again I will used use corn wraps instead of pastry and probably throw more cheese and chillies and some tomatoes in too! The sesame seeds are just not needed.

tahazel66's picture
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Easy and delicious

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