Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Sorry this photo is a bit off - but I wanted to give you the idea
The women here go to a lot of trouble making their food and it seems like a big waste of time and energy to me. Today we spent 2 or more hours making empanadas (not sure of the spelling) out of green bananas - first they had to be cooked till soft - then minced up (top picture). Then they make a dough out of it with butter, salt etc and roll it out between plastic. Cheese is put in the middle and then it is folded over cut and pinched together. This lot is for tomorrows breakfast so I imagine they will be fried as always. I am sure they will be very nice but really not worth all the trouble and manpower involved.