A Buenos Aires Empanada Quest: An Endless Search for the Empanada of My Dreams

A Buenos Aires Empanada Quest: An Endless Search for the Empanada of My Dreams

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.

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