I have in my home a person who can eat more empanadas than anyone else in the world: my husband. We used to sit beside the pool at the club in his hometown of Cali, and order so many empanadas they even prepared the ají especially for him. They are a staple in his diet on weekends. These empanadas can be served with any of the ajíes from the Salsas and Sauces chapter as well as with lime wedges. They are sold frozen in supermarkets in miniature one-inch empanadas for parties, and regular two-inch empanadas to be served as snacks, sent in lunchboxes, or served at lunch or dinner.
Even though the masa or dough for these empanadas is rarely used with any other filling, my daughter has them fried flat (with no filling) to be served as chips.
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