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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Lutong Bahay: Dad's Special Empanada

Lutong Bahay will be a short tag on the title which I'll use to feature home-cooked food, either in our own home or at a friend's house.

Yesterday was my sister's 17th birthday. And to deviate from the usual meal celebrations, my little sister just wanted some home-made Special Empanada (meat pie) to give to her friends.

This batch of Special Empanada is made by our dearest dad. Using a recipe handed down for generations, it is the meatiest, juiciest and crunchiest meat pie I had ever tasted.


Inside the special crust are the oozing meat fillings -- pork, shrimp, mushrooms, potatoes and veggies. And although I'm not a big meat pie eater, I can't get enough of my dad's very filling Special Empanada which usually replaces my lunch and even dinner.

A pack of 6 pieces for each of my little sister's friends
As much as I am a hefty eater, I was never the talented cook in the family even when having an iron chef of a dad, and a great cooking mom. But while making this batch of Special Empanada, I'm glad my dad finally taught me the recipe. (It'll probably take a year of practice for me to perfect it though!)

How about you, do you have any family-handed down recipes?

28 comments:

  1. kudos to your dad. don't worry you will learn how to cook rin. =)

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  2. Omi!! I love empanadas! Those look delish. I want to learn how to cook one.

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  3. ang sarap ginutom ako . food is my weakness huhu

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  4. Those look so yummy! Are you selling them anywhere? :D

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  5. @thebackgroundstory.com: Same here!
    @Sumi: It does look delicious and filling. Does your Dad have any plans of selling some? :))

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  6. saraaaaaaap. i love meat pies!!! This reminded me of yesterdays craving. i wanna eat empanada, with that fillings! shrimps beef egg and mushrooms.

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  7. @kay:Next batch of my dad's special empanada is on December pa ata.. Will bring some to our Christmas party ;)

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  8. @thebackgroundstory.com and @Denise: It's a little tedious to make these, so I'm not sure if my dad has plans of selling his special empanada soon. BUT, we'll be making some this December and I'll make sure to save a batch to have them tasted by a few friends and online buddies. If ever, would you girls be interested to attend? :) Place and time is undecided yet.. The plan's still on my head pa lang.. haha.. XD

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  9. i keep on coming back. it really looks delicious. tempting...

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  10. Wow...

    Family recipes. I recently got one and I'm about to try it soon. :)

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  11. Sodium Erythorbate *nom nom nom nom*November 17, 2011 at 8:53 PM

    This is too delicious to ignore...Can I have some more please? =p

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  12. @Sumi GoI would love to go, dear! The blogging community is very new to me, so I would welcome any chance to meet Pinay bloggers, esp ones I follow. :)

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  13. Oh wow... I'm very choosy when it comes to empanadas since I'm very particular about the filling. But the way you photograph and describe your dad's empanada makes it really enticing. My sister and I love to cook but we take after our mom... my dad can't even cook to save his life. Hehe!

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  14. Natatakam ako :-)

    The bread looks thin unlike others na makapal at nakakaumay (the bread absorbed too much oil) Waiting for a tasting invite ;-)

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  15. @The Average Jane: Empanadas can be baked, but my dad's version doesn't require it.. ^^

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    1. Aww.. So sorry sis, but I can't. It's our family-handed down secret recipe eh :(

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  17. Aww. Sayang di pwede malaman recipe. XD

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  18. fave ko Empanada...and your version looks yummy... more! more! recipe ideas pls...

    more power!

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  19. yummy,can u send one to me please...

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  20. Sumi, your empanada looks delicious! can you share the recipe? thanks ;)

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