Panuchos con Queso y Flor de Calabasa

Corn Empanadas with Cheese and Zucchini Flowers

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Amor y Tacos

By Deborah Schneider

Published 2010

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Half-moon-shaped panuchos are a variation on a Yucatecan recipe made from fresh corn masa dough, stuffed with a delicious filling of gooey cheese and delicate zucchini flowers, fried until crisp, and served topped with black beans, crema, and salsa. (In the Yucatán, the beans are frequently on the inside.) The filling used here is typically Mexican, but you might come up with your own, less traditional variations. Lard is often used for frying panuchos, but vegetable oil or shortening or a