Prepare the filling by heating 2 tablespoons oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, and sauteing chorizo and potato together until chorizo is cooked and potato is soft. Set aside to cool. Mix masa harina with flour, salt, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, and enough water to make a soft dough. Knead by hand like a bread dough until smooth and soft. Pinch off a piece of dough and roll it into a ball about 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Put the ball between two pieces of plastic wrap, then press flat with a tortilla press (or a heavy flat bottom pan) to make a circle of dough 1/8-inch thick and 4 inches in diameter. Do the same with the remaining dough, keeping each tortilla between layers of plastic wrap. To fill, take one tortilla and peel off top layer of plastic wrap. Place about 1 tablespoon of chorizo-and-potato filling on the center of the tortilla. Fold tortilla in half, enclosing chorizo mix in between the layers of dough. Pinch the edges shut to make a half moon-shaped empanada, and remove bottom layer of plastic wrap. Do the same with remaining tortillas. Heat peanut oil in a deep pot or fryer to 375 F. Fry the empanadas in batches, without overcrowding them in the oil, until they are golden brown. Serve immediately. NOTES : Recipe Translation: Fried Turnovers Filled with Chorizo Sausage and Potato Makes 8 total pieces. Serving size is 2 each for appetizers. Recipe by: Chile Pepper Magazine 2/98 Posted to KitMailbox Digest by "Art Guyer"
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (405g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4|
|Calories from Fat: 1706 (78%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 189.5g||253 %|
|Saturated Fat 34.6g||173 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 88.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 57.2g|
|Cholesterol 37.4mg||12 %|
|Sodium 535mg||18 %|
|Potassium 750mg||20 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 105.4g||31 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.7g||7 %|
|Sugars, other 103.7g|
|Protein 23.1g||33 %|
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Calories per serving: 2183
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