January 24, 2023

Crab Empanadas with Chavrie Goat Cheese

Crab Empanadas with Chavrie Goat Cheese

For Filling:

  • 1 – 3.5 oz. Chavrie log
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Spanish onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. Jalapeno, minced
  • ¼ C Red Pepper (chopped)
  • 8 oz. Picked lump crabmeat
  • 1 tsp. Chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian parsley (chopped)
  • 7 oz. Corn (drained)
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

For Empanada dough:

  • 2 bx. Frozen Pie dough (thawed)
  • 1 qt. Vegetable oil for frying
50 min
  1. In a saute pan on medium, heat olive oil and saute onion, garlic, jalapeño, and red pepper. Set aside to chill.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.

  3. Mix sautéed vegetables with the crabmeat mixture and place in the refrigerator.

  4. Lay thawed pie dough on a lightly floured flat surface, cut 3 inch circles.

  5. To assemble, spoon about 1/2 to 3/4 Tbsp. of the filling in the center of each empanada dough round.

  6. Fold over to form a half-moon pie shape and crimp the edges to seal.

  7. Place finished empanadas in the refrigerator on sheet tray to chill.

  8. Preheat deep fryer to 350°F.

  9. Deep Fry until golden brown and crispy. 

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Chavrie Original Goat Cheese Log 4 oz

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It's simple taste will enhance all your dishes, without overpowering them. It can be savored spread on toast, or used to garnish a board.