Potato and Cheese Empanadas

Potato and Cheese Empanadas
Staff Writer
Empanadas
Cup 4 Cup
Empanadas

These flaky empanadas are made with Cup4Cup, Thomas Keller and Lena Kwak's gluten-free flour. 

20
Servings
140
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

* Be sure not to over flour the dough when rolling, a more pliable and wet dough will yield fewer cracks. Also, be sure to keep the dough as cold as possible. If the dough becomes soft while handling put it in the fridge or freezer for 5 to 10 minutes. 

Ingredients

For the crust

  • 3 Cups Cup4Cup flour
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup butter, cubed and cold
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 Cup cold buttermilk

For the filling

  • 1 large russet potato
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, small dice
  • 1 Teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/4 Cup sour cream
  • 1 Cup shredded cheese (we like Cheddar)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 Teaspoon parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

To assemble

Directions

For the crust

Place all dry ingredients into a food processor and pulse evenly to distribute. (Or if you do not have a food processor, place dry ingredients into a large bowl.) Add the butter to the flour mixture, pulsing. Pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Place mixture into a large bowl and set aside. Combine the egg and the buttermilk together in a small bowl. Create a well in the flour mixture, gradually whisk in the egg mixture with a fork. Mix the dough until it forms a ball. All dough to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes. 

For the filling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the potato on a sheet tray and bake in the oven until tender and fully cooked. Let it cool slightly and remove the skin. Place into a medium bowl and mash. In the meantime, preheat a small sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add in canola oil and onions and sauté until transparent. Add in minced garlic and sauté 2 minutes. Add this to the bowl with the mashed potato.

Add to the bowl: sour cream, cheese, cayenne, and parsley. Mix until well combined and season to taste with salt and pepper. Store mixture in the fridge until ready to use. 

To assemble

Cut the rested dough in half. Using extra Cup4Cup flour for dusting a flat surface, roll out 1 portion into a circle about 1/8 inch thick. Keep other half of the dough refrigerated until ready to use. Using a round cutter about 3 inches in diameter, cut out circles from the dough. Place circles onto a sheet tray lined with parchment. Place about 1 teaspoon of filling in the center of each circle. Fold over 1 side to create a half-[circle. Be sure that no air bubbles remain in the center. Crimp the edges together with a fork. Place finished empanadas onto a tray about 1 inch apart. Continue rolling, cutting, and filing the dough until no dough remains. Brush the empanadas with the egg wash and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Serve hot.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
16g
12%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
28µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
111mg
11%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
11µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
19mg
6%
Phosphorus, P
157mg
22%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
334mg
22%
Water
33g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Potato Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Potato Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.