Foodie Fridays — Argentinean Empanadas from Chermol

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Here’s your illustrated Spanish word of the day: Empanadas for turnovers or meat pies.

Believe it or not, there are several restaurants that offer “empanadas argentinas” in Antigua Guatemala. In my humble opinion, the best and most delicious empanadas are from Chermol, located on 4a calle poniente, about half a block west from the main square. Furthermore, Chermol offers the largest selection of Argentinean empanadas filled with all kinds of ingredients.

What’s an empanada, I hear you asking? Read on.

An empanada is a type of baked or fried turnover consisting of pastry and filling, common in Latin American and Filipino cultures. The name comes from the Spanish verb empanar, and literally translates as “enbreaded”, that is, wrapped or coated in bread. They are made by folding dough over a filling, which may consist of meat, cheese, corn, or other ingredients, and then cooking the resulting turnover, either by baking or frying. Source: Wikipedia.

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