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”).