Stuffed and Breaded Mashed Potato Gluten Free Empanadas – Croquettes

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These lovely gluten free empanadas are made from mashed potatoes, stuffed with sauteed onion, green pepper, garlic and cheese (or other filling), breaded, and then deep-fried. I cannot tell you how crunch these were!-just wonderful! And they only take 80-90 seconds to fry! You can fill them whatever you desire. Just be certain that if you use cheese to shred the cheese because chunk do not melt very quickly. Make them ahead of time and fry them up right before you serve your meal. Who knew gluten-free empanadas could be so versatile! Enjoy! Continue reading “Stuffed and Breaded Mashed Potato Gluten Free Empanadas – Croquettes”

Gluten Free Empanadas

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Empanadas are a popular pastry found in the Caribbean, the Philippines, Latin America, Portugal, and Spain. The fillings are typically gluten-free. They are filled with various ingredients, whether sweet or savory, depending upon which part of the world they are made. They tend to be on the dry side, therefore, I used a rich creamy, flaky dough in my gluten free empanadas. Adding a juicy filling is advised, however, it will most likely leak out of the pastry dough and burn while baking. Cheese is a common ingredient in savory empanadas to avoid this dryness, and prevent leaking. You can add ground meat: chicken, beef with cheese, or plain cheese, along with sauteed vegetables and spices. If you find them dry you can make a dip, as well -an avocado dip, salsa, sour cream, etc. This gluten-free recipe is made on the Argentina flavor side, yet a little different. What type of filling will you make? Check out the different types of empanada in different parts of the world and choose your favorite or experiment! You’ll enjoy making gluten-free empanadas because you can be so creative!

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