1/2 Photos of Pasteis De Carne (fried Pastries With Meat Filling)
2 hrs 55 mins
2 hrs 25 mins
These sound delicious, this is posted by request via email for "Rachel", they sound so good I may try them myself soon. From "Latin American Cooking, A treasury of recipes from the South American countries, Mexico and the Caribbean" Susan Bensusan.
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- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 10 tablespoons shortening, melted to lukewarm
- 1/2 cup milk, mixed with
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1To prepare the pastry, sift the flour and salt into a bowl.
- 2Add the melted shortening and warm milk and water.
- 3Mix to a smooth dough and cut into 2 pieces.
- 4To prepare the filling, heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onion and garlic and fry for 5 minutes until soft and golden.
- 5Add the tomatoes, ground beef and salt.
- 6Simmer for 20 minutes until almost dry.
- 7Remove from the heat.
- 8Add the chopped parsley, egg, cheese and olives and mix well.
- 9To assemble pastries, roll out the pastry on a floured board to 1/8 inch thickness.
- 10Cut 12, 4 inch circles from each piece, 24 circles.
- 11Place 1 tablespoon filling on each circle and moisten around the edge with warm water.
- 12Fold over and seal the edges well.
- 13Deep fry in preheated 375f degree oil for 4 to 5 minutes until golden and crisp.
- 14Remove with slotted spoon and drain on absorbent paper towel.
- 15The pastries are also delicious cold and make good picnic fare.
- 16They may also be made without the ground beef.
- 17Variation to replace ground beef, use finely chopped ham, chopped chicken, or shrimp.
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Nutritional Facts for Pasteis De Carne (fried Pastries With Meat Filling)
Serving Size: 1 (1728 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 173.4
- Calories from Fat 94
- Total Fat 10.5 g
- Saturated Fat 3.1 g
- Cholesterol 23.1 mg
- Sodium 192.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 13.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
- Sugars 0.5 g
- Protein 6.2 g