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Savory Snacks in Peru

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Peruvian Empanadas
Peruvian empanada

Peruvian empanada with a slice of lime.

Photo © Tony Dunnell

Empanadas are of Southern European origin (primarily Spain and Portugal), but these tasty little snacks are now found throughout Latin America. A typical Peruvian empanada is created by folding pastry dough around a filling of meat, vegetables or cheese. Additional ingredients may include slices of hard-boiled egg, onions, olives and raisins.

Empanadas can be quite stodgy and dry, so you won’t need to eat many to satisfy your hunger. Peruvian empanadas are traditionally served with a slice of lime, providing a nice tang and extra moisture.

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