Empadinhas

Raven Higheagle

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@ravenhigheagle

Empadinhas are a classic salgadinho, a savory finger-food served in Brazil but easy to recreate anywhere thanks to easy-to-find ingredients. It has a crispy crust that’s similar to a pot pie, and although this particular recipe is made with chicken, you can stuff these with most any filling you like.

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Serves:
Makes 40
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

FOR THE FILLING

2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 small
onion, diced
2 Tbsp
diced flat leaf parsley
1
tomato, diced
1/2 c
green olives, diced
2 c
chicken breast, cooked and shredded
1 c
cooked mushrooms, diced
1 tsp
all-purpose flour
1 c
heavy cream
salt and pepper, to taste

FOR THE SHELLS

8 c
all-purpose flour
18 oz
butter
4 large
eggs
2
egg yolks, for brushing tops
salt to taste

Step-By-Step

1To prepare the filling, sauté oil, onion, tomato and olives for 5 minutes.
2Add the shredded chicken, mushrooms, salt, pepper, and parsley. Let the mixture cook for another 10 minutes.
3Dissolve the flour in the cream and mix it into the pot, stirring until thickened.
4Remove from heat and set aside.
5To prepare the shells, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
6Mix dough ingredients until smooth.
7Press a thin layer of dough into mini pie pans to form cups.
8Put the filling inside just short of the rim and cover with the remaining dough
9Use a pastry brush to apply the egg yolks and bake for 30 minutes.
10Remove and cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from the pans.