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Vigan Empanada Recipe is one of the most favorite street food in Vigan, Ilocos Sur. Just walk around and you will see empanada merienda everywhere. If in case you want to try cooking empanada for your family and friends. You can choose to sample this tasty delight in the food establishments that dot the city or the empanada stalls in the market and plazas. It is great whether as breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks. At around thirty-five pesos each, it’s quite cheap to have as many as you need to fill your hunger after touring the city.
The Vigan Empanada is similar to a thin taco that is fried to a crisp, with vegetable and meat filling. Rice flour is used for making the crust or the shell. The galapong or rice flour dough is made a day before it is used. Atchuete or orange food color, salt and oil are mixed into the rice though. The dough mixture is then kneaded as thinly as possible on a banana leaf (wax paper is a good substitute).
Vigan Empanada’s vegetable filling is made up of green papaya that is grated, toge or mung bean sprouts, monggo or mung bean and shredded carrots. Its meat filing consist of whole egg and skinless Vigan longganisa. The double special Vigan Empanada has two servings of the meat filling. For the health buff, Vigan empanada sans the longganisa is also available.
Below are the ingredients and easy-to-follow steps. Try this Vigan Empanada Recipe.
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