|Almost every ethnic region has its version of the turnover. They are called empanadas in Spanish speaking countries; in the Ukraine, they're known as pyrizhkys; Greece has its spanakopitas; and Texans - many of whom believe they live in a "whole 'nuther country" - have their chilipanzingas. (scroll down for rest of article)|
Turnovers by any name are people-pleasers. They can be held in one hand and eaten on the go; they can be made ahead of time, cooked, and frozen; they're popular as appetizers, but can be consumed any time of day. Best of all, meat-lovers, vegetarians, and sweet-aholics love them. Whether you are craving fruit pies, meat pastries, or vegetable pockets, the turnover is your answer.
The samosas of East Indian origin are among my favorite ethnic foods. I like them baked or fried; with meat or without.
Deep fry at 350 degrees until golden brown OR bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Makes approximately 12 appetizer-sized servings.
Tips & Tricks:
I have found that baked turnovers freeze better than fried. They do not require thawing before re-heating.
The basic turnover is not packed full. Do not overfill, as the ingredients may bubble out of the dough during cooking.
Turnovers taste best warm, not hot. If served too hot, the filling may burn your mouth.
You can make dough from scratch or use purchased pastry dough as a shortcut.
shaped and folded differently according to region.
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