any of various pastry turnovers of Spain and Latin America, filled as with seasoned chopped meat and vegetables or with chopped fruit, then sealed and deep-fried
Origin of empanadaSpanish ; from adjective , wrapped in pastry, breaded, feminine of empanado ; from past participle of empanar ; from pan, bread ; from Classical Latin panis: see food
A Spanish or Latin-American turnover with a flaky crust and a savory or sweet filling.
Origin of empanadaSpanish, from past participle of empanar, to coat with breadcrumbs : en-, in (from Latin in-; see en–1) + pan, bread; see panada.
- Any of a variety of stuffed pastries found in Spanish and Latin American cuisine
From Spanish empanada, past participle of empanar (“to wrap in bread”).