How to make cheese empanadas using Goya discs?

Introduction: Cheese empanadas with Goya discs

Empanadas are a traditional Latin American snack that can be filled with a variety of ingredients. One of the most popular fillings is cheese, which can be made with different types of cheese such as mozzarella, cheddar, or queso fresco. Using Goya discs, pre-made pastry dough, makes the process of making empanadas much easier and faster. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to make delicious cheese empanadas using Goya discs.

Ingredients needed for cheese empanadas

To make cheese empanadas, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Goya discs (pre-made pastry dough)
  • Cheese (shredded or crumbled)
  • Onion (finely chopped)
  • Garlic (minced)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil (for frying)

Steps to prepare cheese filling for empanadas

  1. In a bowl, mix the shredded or crumbled cheese, finely chopped onion, and minced garlic.
  2. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Mix everything together until well combined.
  4. Set aside the cheese mixture until ready to use.

Prepping Goya discs for cheese empanadas

  1. Remove the Goya discs from the packaging and let them thaw for a few minutes at room temperature.
  2. Dust each disc with flour on both sides.
  3. Use a rolling pin to flatten each disc slightly.

Assembling the cheese empanadas

  1. Place a spoonful of the cheese mixture in the center of each Goya disc.
  2. Fold the disc in half, creating a half-moon shape.
  3. Press the edges of the empanada together with your fingers.

Sealing the cheese empanadas

  1. Use a fork to press down on the edges of the empanadas, creating a seal.
  2. Make sure the seal is tight so that the cheese filling does not leak out during frying.

Preparing the cheese empanadas for frying

  1. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Once the oil is hot, carefully place the empanadas in the pan, making sure not to overcrowd them.
  3. Fry the empanadas for 2-3 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown.

Frying the cheese empanadas to perfection

  1. Use a slotted spoon to remove the empanadas from the oil.
  2. Place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain the excess oil.

Draining and cooling the cheese empanadas

  1. Let the empanadas cool for a few minutes before serving.
  2. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Serving and enjoying the cheese empanadas

Cheese empanadas are perfect as a snack or appetizer. They can also be served as a main dish with a side salad or rice and beans.

Tips for making the best cheese empanadas

  • Make sure the cheese mixture is well-seasoned to enhance the flavor of the empanadas.
  • Do not overfill the empanadas, as this can cause the filling to leak out during frying.
  • Use a fork to seal the edges of the empanadas tightly to prevent the cheese filling from spilling out.
  • Fry the empanadas in small batches to ensure they cook evenly and do not stick together.
  • Serve the empanadas immediately after frying, while they are still warm and crispy.

Conclusion: Cheese empanadas made easy with Goya discs

Making cheese empanadas is now easier than ever with Goya discs. Follow these simple steps to create a delicious snack or main dish that will impress your friends and family. With a few ingredients and some basic cooking skills, you can enjoy these tasty empanadas in no time.

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Elise DeVoe

Elise is a seasoned food writer with seven years of experience. Her culinary journey began as Managing Editor at the College of Charleston for Spoon University, the ultimate resource for college foodies. After graduating, she launched her blog, Cookin’ with Booze, which has now transformed into captivating short-form videos on TikTok and Instagram, offering insider tips for savoring Charleston’s local cuisine.

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