Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Emboldened, emphasized and impressive empanadas

My friend SK showed me Morristown recently, and took me to a fantastic restaurant that is not really a 'hole-in-the-wall', but more of 'hallway-in-the-house' in downtown Morristown. Raul's Empanadas (seems like their website licence wasn't paid.. ooops, can't link to it) serves up more kinds of empanadas than I ever knew existed, and even if they look the same from the outside, their innards differs deliciously. Empanadas are like pirogies but from Spain and South America - filled bread packages that you eat with a spicy sauce. Three sauces are available, chipotle mayonaisse, hot habanero, and green chile. Yummy for all three.

We had three kinds of fillings: Five Sausages & Lime (with Columbian, Mexican, Italian, Argentinean, and Spanish sausages), Hummus (that was for SK, she said was better than expected), and Curry Chicken, with sweet plantains on the side. They also have Buffalo Wing Empanadas, Guava and Cheese Empanadas, Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Empanadas, and the list goes on. They seem to do great business with deliveries around town to court houses and county offices. If you are in Morristown, NJ, and don't know where to eat, go here! Don't you like the orange and blue? I do!


Mr. Lebo said...

As an avid ground meat in a tube fan, I just have to say that when an empanada filling begins with "five sausages and...", the "and" could be followed by "creosote" and I'd still order two for there and one to go.

Next time I'm in remotely in the area, Cindy and I will be stopping by. Thank you for edible field research.

LS said...

Anytime for you Mr. Lebo! Could we tempt you with our 'ground vegetables in a tube' Italian torta that is cooking in our oven? Recipe and photo will follow, it is absolutely delicious. Might even work for Malagasy lawn vegetables.