Christmas wrapping.

Well, technically, wrappings for Christmas eve dinner: discos para empanadas.

It turns out, peeling them apart requires some patience and dexterity. Luckily, I had sufficient quantities of both.

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I ended up making four different fillings. One was made with veggie ground beef, cheese, and green onions, another with potatoes, onions, and mushrooms, a third with plantains, and a fourth with ricotta cheese, raisins soaked in spiced rum, and chocolate chips.

The Free-Ride family (including the Grandparents Who Lurk But Seldom Comment) judged them tasty.

Next time, however, I plan to skip getting splashed and burned by the frying oil. (It's only been a week or so since my Thanksgiving burn completely healed.)

Thanks to Dr. Isis for advice on this meal! (It's likely I would have sustained a burn even if I had baked them instead of frying them.)

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Next time, put them in the oven... Much better!

By Dario Ringach (not verified) on 04 Jan 2010 #permalink

DR, you wanna know what happened to the last chump to challenge Isis to a recipe war???

By DrugMonkey (not verified) on 04 Jan 2010 #permalink