Folded Tortillas with Amarillo

Empanadas de Amarillo

Preparation info
  • 10 to 12 empanadas (

    5 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Food and Life of Oaxaca: Traditional Recipes from Mexico′s Heart

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1997

  • About

“Empanadas” in this case means not pastry turnovers but fresh corn tortillas (enriched with a little lard in the dough) folded in half around a filling of Mole Amarillo with shredded chicken and cheese. It is a universal Oaxacan street snack and makes a great party appetizer.

Before beginning the recipe, see the directions for preparing a tortilla press with a plastic liner (or shaping tortillas without a press).