National Empanada Day
Facts on Empanadas
- An empanada is a stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried in many countries in South Europe, Latin America, and parts of Southeast Asia.
- The name comes from the Galician, Portuguese and Spanish verb empanar, meaning to wrap or coat in bread.
- The empanada is prepared similar to a pie that is cut in pieces, making it a portable and hearty meal for working people.
- Empanada stuffing, can consists of a variety of meat, cheese, vegetables or fruits.
- Empanadas are can be eaten any time of the day and are served at parties as starters.