These 10 Minute Tuna Empanadas are what delicious and simple food is all about. We´re talking a ton of great flavors, easy to make and once again, done in just 10 minutes. Serve these empanadas as a snack, tapas appetizer or even as a main course.
The secret to this recipe is using sandwich bread instead of making homemade dough. Like you would in the original Spanish Tuna Empanada recipe. I used regular white sandwich bread, but you can use any type of bread you like.
I kept the filling fairly simple, just canned tuna, tomato sauce and olives. You can mix it up and add any other ingredients you like. You can even substitute the tuna for canned salmon, canned mackerel or even canned sardines.
TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: When rolling out the pieces of sandwich bread, I find that rubbing a little flour on the rolling pin helps the bread from not sticking to the rolling pin.
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10 Minute Tuna Empanadas
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 75 ml
- 8 slices white sandwich bread
- 1 can tuna in olive oil 4 oz / 115 grams
- 1/4 cup canned tomato sauce 60 grams
- 10 pimento stuffed green olives
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley 8 grams
- pinch sea salt
- dash black pepper
Drain the can of tuna into a fine sieve with a bowl underneath, flake the tuna, then add into a bowl, along with the tomato sauce, olives and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together, making sure to push down on the olives to break them apart
Crack the eggs into a shallow bowl, add in the parsley and season with sea salt & black pepper, whisk together
Heat a fry pan with a medium heat and in the olive oil
In the meantime, cut the crust off the slices of sandwich bread, then using a rolling pin gently roll each one out, until you get a thin layer
Add a spoonful of the tuna mixture into each rolled out bread, then fold together and pierce the outer edges with a fork, on both sides, then gently dip in the egg mixture and into the hot pan, fry the empanadas for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until golden fried, then transfer into a dish with paper towels
Serve warm or at room temperature, enjoy!
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