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Latin American Street Food: Empanadas, Arepas & Tostadas

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Spice up mealtime and earn bragging rights with the most delicious street food around, from savory fillings to mouthwatering salsas and more.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Sandra Gutierrez
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Class Overview

Bring the bold flavors and bright techniques of Latin American street food to your kitchen, with guidance from renowned chef and cookbook author Sandra Gutierrez. First, learn how to create two types of dough: a pasta frolla dough and a South American bread dough. Then use your doughs to make sweet membrillo and cream cheese empanadas, a ham and cheese variation, a light caprese empanada and more. Get ready for rave reviews when you make tempting arepas filled with black bean and avocado salsa and snack-size arepitas with shrimp and a flavorful sauce. Finally, learn how to make perfectly cooked tortillas at home and throw together delicious tostadas topped with fresh crab and avocado ceviche! Enjoy street food favorites made easy with Sandra's secret tips and expert techniques.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Classic Empanada Doughs
Meet your instructor, Sandra Gutierrez, and go on a Latin American street food adventure! First, you'll learn about empanadas. Then follow Sandra's tips for making a perfect pasta frolla dough and a delicious South American bread dough. You'll also roll and cut the dough into discs. Next up, baking!
2. Pasta Frolla Empanadas
3. South American Bread Dough Empanadas
4. Arepa Dough
5. Arepa Fillings
6. Tostada Shells
7. Tostada Toppings

Taught by

Sandra  Gutierrez
Sandra Gutierrez
Sandra Gutierrez is a renowned expert on Latin American cuisine, its history and its evolution. She has written many Latin cuisine cookbooks, including Latin American Street Food and The New Southern Latino Table, each of which have sold more than 5,000 copies. Sandra's recipes have appeared in publications including Relish, USA Today and Cooking Pleasures. She has also served as a cookbook judge for the James Beard Awards. In her spare time, she runs the blog Sandra's Kitchen and teaches cooking classes across the United States.

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