Father’s Day Argentine Empanadas Picnic – SOLD OUT
Treat Dad to a meat lovers empanada-trio this Father’s Day! Complete with a big kale salad, candied bacon and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
There are several things you need to know about empanadas before diving in chin first. First, they’re hand-held pockets for a reason. Empanadas are to be eaten with your hands. And only your hands. Doña Petrona, Argentina’s very own Julia Childs, once announced on her cooking show, Buenas Tardes, Mucho Gusto in her characteristic singsong cadence and northwestern Argentine provincial accent that any guest who dared eat an empanada with fork and knife at her table would be sentenced to never, ever again be invited back. Instead, empanadas are to be kissed, long and hard to keep the juices from going all over the place. As for flavors and gustos, there are as many variations of empanadas as there are cooks in Argentina. Gastón’s been perfecting his since he was a young boy in La Plata cooking alongside his father, Jorge Luis. He prefers his empanadas baked, not fried. When it comes to the great raisin debate, Gastón’s of the camp that omits them. His pulled pork empanadas, on the other hand, pack the perfect transcontinental balance between his deep Argentine roots and newfound American traditions and flavors. And, well, you can’t get more ‘Burgh than stuffing an empanada with Chipped Chopped ham for our local Dads. This one’s for them!
Happy Father’s Day to all the Papá’s out there! From our kitchen to yours, ¡buen provecho!
Father’s Day Picnic Menu (Feeds our family of 7)
Traditional Ground Beef Empanadas (8)*
Pulled Pork Empanadas (8)*
Sun-Dried Tomato and Chipped Chopped Ham Empanadas (8)*
Big Kale Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts, Parmesan and Red-Pepper Flakes with a Lemon Vinaigrette
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Dulce Delish Cookies (1 dozen)
Candied Bacon for Dad’s Bloody Mary or Drink of Choice (1 Dozen)
Curbside No-Contact Pickup is Friday, June 19 at La Dorita Cooks 2312 Main Street, Sharpsburg, PA 15215
*Empanadas are sold frozen with cooking instructions so you may prepare and enjoy them fresh, straight from the oven.