Ham, Potato, Cheese Empanadas !
I froze most of them, only cooked 6 of them... and they were gone fast!
Instead of buying the expensive ones at the store (pockets), we make our own and control what goes into them.
You can make these like I did with pie crust... or... pizza dough or flour tortilla dough.
The fillings can be almost anything you come up with! I have made:
Potaotoes, Kraut, and Sausage
Ham and Cheese
Cheese, Broccoli and Ham
- 1 pkg
- prerolled pie crust (or make a two crust recipe of your favorite pie crust)
- 1 1/2 c
- left over mashed potatoes
- 2 1/2 c
- left over ham (cut up small)
- 1/3 c
- ranch dressing
- 1 c
- mozzarella cheese (shredded)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 5 slice
- american cheese (torn into about 1 inch pieces)
- 4 - 6
- inches of vegetable oil
Using a 4 inch round biscuit cutter, make 8 - 9 circles of dough from each sheet of dough. (pat dough scraps together and re-roll. Keep repeating until the dough is used up... (save any scraps to fry up).
As you make the circles and scraps, place them on a wax paper lined baking sheet.
Or... cook them up... or both!