Sweet Potato Empanada (Patrick and Gina Neely) Recipe

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Sweet Potato Empanada (Patrick and Gina Neely)
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Wash and dry sweet potatoes. Place on a sheet tray and poke with fork. Place in preheated oven and bake for 40 minutes or until cooked and soft.
  3. Remove until cool enough to handle. Split potato and remove pulp with a spoon into a mixing bowl. Add goat cheese, pecans, green onions and cinnamon. Mix well.
  4. Preheat deep-fryer to 375 degrees F.
  5. Brush outer edges of the wonton with beaten egg. Add about 1 teaspoon to center of each wanton. Fold edges over to make a triangle and seal edges firmly.
  6. Fry wontons in deep-fryer. Flip and wait until golden brown and crisp. Remove with a spider and drain on a paper towel lined sheet tray.
  7. For the sauce:
  8. Mix all ingredients well together. Serve with empanadas.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 149.33 Kcal (625 kJ)
Calories from fat 99.35 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.04g 17%
Cholesterol 23.51mg 8%
Sodium 134.67mg 6%
Potassium 67.05mg 1%
Total Carbs 9.77g 3%
Sugars 3.04g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0.77g 3%
Protein 3.42g 7%
Vitamin C 1mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 56.8mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 337.32 Kcal (1412 kJ)
Calories from fat 224.41 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.93g 17%
Cholesterol 53.11mg 8%
Sodium 304.19mg 6%
Potassium 151.45mg 1%
Total Carbs 22.06g 3%
Sugars 6.87g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1.74g 3%
Protein 7.73g 7%
Vitamin C 2.3mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 4%
Iron 1.4mg 3%
Calcium 128.2mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.8
  • 4

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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