Empadinhas

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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

How to Make Empadinhas

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.

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