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Sicilian Potato Empanadas


Sicilian Potato Empanadas


Sicilian Potato Empanadas are a very tasty appetizer that is difficult to resist. They are made from a mixture of

potatoes, eggs and semi-seasoned caciocavallo cheese, formed into oval balls, lightly mashed and then deep

fried in boiling oil.

They are typical of cheap Sicilian food because they contain only a few simple ingredients that can be found in


any kitchen. They are also very easy to make. You can eat Italian potato burgers with fresh yogurt sauce as an

appetizer or as a snack on a hot day.You can also serve them as a main course or a vegetarian side dish. So let’s

see how to make Italian potato balls without making mistakes.



120 grams of grated CACIOCAVALLO CHEESE


3 eggs

100 grams of breadcrumbs

1 sprig of parsley

1 clove of garlic

Extra virgin olive oil




Preparation 98 7 It will take about 40 minutes to cook bring potatoes . Cook in salted water until soft.

In the meantime, chop the parsley and garlic very finely, leaving out the inside.

When the potatoes are cooked, drain them, peel them while they are still hot and mash them in a bowl with a


potato masher or fork.Add the grated caciocavallo cheese, chopped parsley and garlic, eggs and a little salt and


Add the breadcrumbs and process the dough a little more until it is soft but firm and not too sticky. Cover with

cling film and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Once the dough has rested, take it out of the fridge and shape it into slightly oval flat cakes. Squeeze them

together with oiled hands.Heat a lot of oil in a large frying pan and fry the burgers individually on both sides until

golden brown. Drain them and place them on paper towels to dry.

Heat a lot of oil in a large frying pan and fry the burgers one after the other until golden brown on both sides.

Drain them and place them on paper towels to dry.


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