Colombia Recipe #5, Empanadas Antioqueñas
Recipe by María Yolanda Franco García
½ lb beef
2 lbs potatoes
1 red onion
1/2 lb scallions
4 garlic cloves
1 red bell pepper
Oil to fry
1 lb yellow hominy corn
1/4 lb corn starch
1 tbsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
Let corn soak in water for 30 minutes and then cook until the corn is soft. Remove the pot from the heat and let the corn cool. Grind the corn. Add the corn starch, salt, and sugar to the ground corn. Knead the dough until it is soft.
Peel and cook potatoes for 30 minutes or until soft. Let them cool and mash the potatoes. Dice beef and place on skillet with 4 tbsp. of oil to fry. Let cool and then put it through a grinder or food processor.
Finely dice vegetables and mix them with the mashed potatoes and ground meat.
Take a walnut size amount of the dough and flatten to create a circle. Place a 1/2 teaspoon amount of the stuffing onto the dough. Fold the dough over to create a turnover. Firmly press down along the edges. Place on skillet and fry until golden brown.