Empanadas II Recipe

  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green olives
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place diced potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Drain.
  3. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil, then onion. Toss lightly to coat. Saute onion for 5 minutes, then add cooked potatoes. Saute mixture an additional 10 minutes, until onions are caramelized and potatoes are lightly browned.
  4. Place potatoes and onions in a large bowl. Add hard-cooked eggs, olives, and raisins. Mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Roll out pastry and cut 32 3-inch circles. Place a heaping tablespoon of filling on one half of each circle. Fold pastry in half and crimp edges with a fork. Place empanadas on a baking sheet and brush each one with beaten egg.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown. Serve hot.