Empanadillas (traditionally baked or fried turnovers that are made with pastry dough and stuffed with endless combinations of food) became popular throughout Spain during a comedy sketch by the duo “Martes y Trece” (Tuesday and Thirteen) when a listener called from Móstoles. The lady was frying some empanadillas during that time. It was New Year’s Eve of 1986! The recipe for empanadillas is very easy and looks great. You can make them fried if you follow the traditional recipe, or put them in the oven if you want to lower the caloric intake. You decide on the filling: stuffed with tuna and tomato sauce, meat, eggs, or vegetables are all great options. You also have a variety of sweet options: they can be stuffed with walnuts, sweet potato, quinces… The best thing about empanadillas is that they are very easy to prepare and they are a perfect dish when you have guests over. Simple, economical and very good. Do you dare to try preparing the dough? Come on, grab your apron!