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Vegetable Empanadas

  • RECIPE MAKES: 10 empanadas
  • COOK TIME: 50 minutes
Step 1

Preheat an oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 6 or preheat a deep fat fryer to 170°C (following manufacturer’s instructions).

step 2

For the filling - fry aubergine, courgette, onion, mushrooms and garlic in 2 tbsp of olive oil on a medium heat for 2 minutes.

step 3

Add spices and the chopped tomatoes and fry for another 2 mins.

step 4

Leave in a bowl to cool.

step 5

For the pastry rub Fate low protein all-purpose mix and the margarine together in a mixing bowl until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.

step 6

Add paprika and mixed herbs.

step 7

Add water and stir until combined.

step 8

Leave to rest for 10 minutes.

step 9

Dust a clean work surface with Fate low protein all-purpose mix and knead the pastry for a minute until smooth.

step 10

Roll the pastry out with a rolling pin to ½ cm thickness and use a 10cm cookie cutter to cut rounds out of the pastry.

step 11

Place 1 tbsp of cooled vegetable mixture onto the centre of the round, press the sides of the pastry and pinch together with your fingertips to form a seal.

step 12

To bake the empanadas, place on an oven tray lined with greaseproof paper and brush the top with olive oil.

step 13

Bake in the pre-heated oven for 10 mins or until golden, then cool on a wire rack.

step 14

Alternatively, fry in the deep fat fryer for 10 minutes or until golden, then place on a paper towel to remove excess oil before serving.

Top Tip!

Empanadas can be deep fried or oven baked.

Fate low protein all-purpose mix is a food for special medical purposes and must be used under medical supervision.

  • Pastry:
  • 250g Fate low protein all-purpose mix
  • 125g Soft margarine
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 50ml Water
  • 1 tsp Mixed herbs
  • Filling:
  • 50g Aubergine, finely diced
  • 50g Courgette, finely diced
  • 50g Onion, finely diced
  • 50g Mushrooms, finely diced
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Chilli powder (optional)
  • 50g Chopped tomatoes