The original Essential Guide to Empanadas in Buenos Aires can also be read on the great FoodieHub.
Argentina is all about the empanada. You won’t walk a block without encountering some sort of establishment that sells the coveted handheld pocket of love. But after living in Buenos Aires for many years, you learn one thing quickly: not all empanadas are created equal.
Empanada making is an art form, with some important facts to keep in mind.
The masa (dough) consists of a simple blend of lard or butter (or both), wheat flour, salt and water.