Chris B 
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Re: “One Fine Sunday Morning

Shortly after spending three weeks in Argentina where I had empanadas from about a dozen different restaurants, I went to Mamma Llama's and got their Argentine empanadas. I got two large frozen empanadas, fairly expensive...about $10.95 for the two. I followed the instructions and baked them to a perfect golden brown. When I took my first bite, I was surprised to find that the crust was very thick, maybe a half inch. There was a brown filling that apparently had some beef in it, but seemed to be mostly raisins, tomatoes, spices, and other non-meat items.

By contrast, the ones I had in Buenos Aires all had much thinner crust and were much different looking, shaped kind of like crescents. They usually had chicken, beef, or pork filling with seasoning, but few vegetables. People eat them as a main course, and three small ones there would fill me up.

But how were the ones from Mamma Llama's? Well, they tasted OK, but though I got their large size, I was still hungry after having two of these for supper. Were they authentic? I don't know...maybe for Peru or Venezuela...but they tasted nothing like the ones I had in Buenos Aires, and after reading all the rave reviews about Mamma Llama's empanadas, I was quite disappointed. If you have much of an appetite, I would not recommend these as a main course, but they might make a nice, if expensive, snack.

Posted by Chris B on 07/11/2010 at 10:17 AM

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