Empanada de Queso (Corn Cheese Patty) - Recipe
"Empanadas" are the traditional corn patties you can buy anywhere in Costa Rica. Most likely, you might have seen them sold on bus rides or stations.
- 2 cups corn mixture (Masa)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup grated white cheese
- a dash of Tabasco, if you wish
Mix the Masa with salt (and Tabasco). Form balls of 1 1/2 tablespoons of the corn mixture. Put between two plastic sheets and press with a small pan to form a thin pancake. Put 1 1/4 teaspoons of grated cheese into the center and fold in half. Seal softly with finger tips and fry in oil until golden.
Preparation Time: 45 Min
Difficulty: very easy
The ingredients are enough for about 24 pieces.