Taste of Paraguayan Tradition: Mandi’o Empanada (Cassava Pastry) (In Spanish)   
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(For all ingredients, please use organic versions if available)
Pastry Filling
Soy protein
Bell pepper
Ground black pepper
Green onion

Pastry Dough
Corn flour
Wheat flour
Oil for frying

  1. Pre-heat the pan with a little oil.
  2. Add in the garlic, and then the onion.
  3. Add in the soya protein and cook them well until they are very golden brown.
  4. Add in the green onions, the parsley and a little salt and pepper.
  5. Mix them together and let it cook for a while.
  6. The filling is ready. Put them on a plate.
  7. For the pastry, slice the cassava that has already been boiled before.
  8. Knead the sliced cassava until it become like a dough, and then add the corn flour. Mix them very well until the dough become a little firm and a little soft so that it can be shaped to put the filling in.
  9. Take some dough and make a round shape with hands.
  10. Put the filling inside and slowly seal it on the edges.
  11. Pre-heat the pan with some oil for frying.
  12. Let the oil become very hot.
  13. Put the pastry in the oil and let it fry until they become golden brown on both sides.
  14. The dish is ready.

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