Insomnisnack

portobello white cheddar empanadas w/baked plantains August 29, 2008

Filed under: empanada,food,mushroom,plantain,savory — insomnisnack @ 7:46 pm
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Friday treat!  Okay, I’ll confess that I didn’t make the dough.  But seeing these dough disks in the freezer section made me think that it would be fun to make empanadas today, so I guess it evens out.  I decided to go the baked route, and with a diced portobello mushroom filling.

I added chopped garlic, yellow onion and mushroom to olive oil and let cook for about five minutes.  Meanwhile I thawed the dough discs, and rolled them out into a slightly larger, malleable platform.  Next, the cheese.  When the mushrooms were ready I added about two tablespoons of filling to each dough disk, folded them over into half-moons and crimped the edges with a fork.  I put a few tablespoons of olive oil in the baking dish and let the empanadas cook for 4-5 minutes each side.  The plantain was pretty simple as well, requiring only that I halve it and allow it to bake on high (500 degree) heat for about 5 minutes each side.

This was one tasty dinner!  I’m glad I went the baked option, which was more a convenience issue than anything, as the empanadas and plantains tasted just as yummy as if fried.  Don’t think it’s just the public health-er in me.  I speak the truth.

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