What is a popular food in Chile?
Baked Meat Turnover (Empanada de horno) (This recipe makes 12 empanadas) The popular empanada is a flaky and savory filled pastry. Chileans will never agree on the best recipe, they always have a secret ingredient or a secret trick. Here is the most common basic recipe. Making empanadas is a time consuming effort, and there are two important pointers. The secret for a not runny and juicy filling is preparing the meat mix the day before and refrigerate it. The dough itself should be flaky and cooked all the way through. Be sure to use a hot oven that has been properly preheated. Dough 7 to 8 cups of all-purpose flour 4 ounces (8 tablespoons) good quality lard or 4 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening plus 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 1 tablespoon salt dissolved in 2 cups warm water Preparation On a clean wood surface, sift the flour. Make a well in the center, add the lard and some of the salted water, add more of the water as needed. Using a wooden spoon, combine all the