Saturday, September 1, 2012

Empanadas de Platano a.k.a. Sweet Plantain Empanadas, oh my!

  I love these, though I try not to eat them too frequently.  Cooked and mashed plantains filled with refried beans, cream, or cheese and then deep-fried and covered in sugar, I’ve yet to decide which is my favorite.  Sweet and filling, they are perfect for breakfast or a mid-morning snack.  Best eaten while hot.  Yum!

Photos taken near the entrance to El Boqueron.

If you’re interested in making a batch at home for your friends and family, 
here’s how:


  1. My mouth is watering right now looking at them. We dont have any here in Chalate where we live, but my friend and I used to eat them in Los Planes from vendors all the time. Yum!

  2. Hola Gringa in El Salvador,
    Thanks for writing! They are something special, and such a treat! I'm thinking when we return to California I'll attempt to make them...but until then, they're fun to seek out here.
    Saludos, Zaira