Monday, March 30, 2009

TURNOVERS!

Try this delicious recipe that your whole family will love! These turnovers really help out as a snack, quick lunch or even as party fare. They are simple to make and can be filled with anything you want! Hot Pockets- you got nothing on me!

First Step: Dough

Mix 1 cup flour with 1 teaspoon baking soda and slowly add dashes of cold water until clumps of dough starts to form. Don't add too much water. Get your hands in there and work it into a ball. Lay it out on a floured counter and roll until flat. Cut little circles using a cup. Take the little circles of dough and roll them out thinner.



Second Step: Filling

Add a tablespoon of filling to the center of the circle. In this case, the filling consists of Chorizo sausage, scrambled eggs, black beans and Mozzarella cheese. My family loves when I use left-over stew or apple pie filling!




Third Step: Fold

Fold over dough and make little folds where the ends meet. This doesn't really need to be completely sealed although the less openings the better. They also do not need to be perfect!




Fourth Step: Fry and Serve!

In a frying pan add about 1 1/2 cup of Canola Oil and set the heat to just below medium. In about 5 minutes test the oil by dropping in a tiny piece of dough. If it sizzles then the oil is ready. Gently add a couple turnovers to the oil. When they begin to become golden, turn them over and let them cook on the other side. Remove and place on a plate with paper towel. They really don't absorb much of the oil and the dough is almost the texture of a pizza crust. In the microwave they reheat from frozen in about 2 minutes!

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