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Catamarquean empanadas, references of cultural gastronomy

Catamarquean empanadas have a long list of ingredients, where the main peculiarity is the inclusion of potatoes and raisins.


Empanadas are one of the main foods in gastronomy and national culture. But in the north these values are enhanced and make empanada an element of provincial representation. Each province has its own recipe, the supreme one, which is presented as an absolute truth. Today we have the recipe for the famous catamarqueña pies.


The ingredients are many, and in large quantities. It The recipe is intended for the preparation of three dozen pies Catamarquean.


  1. Chop the meat very thin; once cut, place it in a colander and sprinkle it with plenty of boiling water. Drain it well and separate it.
  2. In a good sized frying pan, place the oil and put it on a moderate heat until it reaches temperature.
  3. Then peel and chop the onions, garlic and green onions. Sautel them in the oil next to the bay leaves.
  4. With the meat practically cooked we must add the ground chili pepper, paprika, salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Mix everything for a minute and remove from heat.
  6. Cut the potatoes into small cubes and add them to the previous mixture. Add the chopped boiled egg and raisins soaked in warm water.
  7. Cover the preparation and let it stand for at least four hours.
  8. Place the filling in each lid, rethumb and place in a bowl, previously moistened with oil.
  9. Place a square of fat on each pie and send straight to the oven, about 15 minutes.

The ingredients are many, but the result is unique. Few empanadas have the characteristics of catamarquean empanadas. Unique by adding raisins and potatoes to the preparation. If you cheer up, do yours: I lived in your province the flavors of Catamarca and prepare your Catamarcan pies in houses.

Publication Date: 25/03/2020

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