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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Colombia: Street Food Bite and Booze of the World Cup





The end of the FIFA World Cup 2014 is nigh! In celebration of the great matches we've seen thus far, I'm going to be posting a couple of two-a-days because I just can't get enough of the World Cup! Next up today is Colombia where we're talking about Colombian Empanadas and the Aguardiente Sour.











Photo Credit: acozykitchen.com
Photo Credit: acozykitchen.com







The main difference between Colombian empanadas and the rest is the way they're cooked. Colombian empanadas are typically fried and others are baked. This recipe takes ground sirloin, russet potatoes, and a plethora of spices that make a flakey, hand-held bite of bold deliciousness. You can find these savory treats all over the streets. Relatively easy to make, empanadas are great to incorporate tons of recipes sweet or savory. Try them out and let me know what you think!













Photo Credit: thelatinkitchen.com
Photo Credit: thelatinkitchen.com


Aguardiente Sours are made with aguardiente (fire water) which is a strong South American spirit made from sugar cane. This cocktail extinguishes a little bit of the fire with fresh orange and lime juice that adds a tart sweetness. The fluffiness of the whipped egg white balances all of the flavors for a refreshing, but strong sip!