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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Empanadas (Argentina) and Paches (Guatemala)

I also made a very simple version of empanadas using the left over ground beef from last night. I bought the dough at the Mexican store: fill, wrap and bake them! Read more about Argentine food here.

A friend from Guatemala brought us some “paches” that they made for Thanksgiving. Paches are a kind of Guatemalan tamale, made with potatoes instead of corn. They are wrapped in platano leaves and they are spicy, well seasoned and delicious! The chicken leg that she wrapped on it is absolutely wonderful, its flavors are so good they cannot be described. See more about Guatemalan cuisine here.


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