Sunday, June 15, 2014
Safeway Select Appetizers: Chicken Empanadas, Firecrackers, and Bags of Gold
Required to Prepare: Oven
Chicken Empanadas: 75 calories per piece
Firecrackers: 70 calories per piece
Bags of Gold: 80 calories per piece
My sweetie and I occasionally enjoy having a "tapas" dinner of sorts, by getting a variety of these frozen appetizers and making a meal out of them. These are the ones that we usually get; she was the one that got me started on them, and even after all manner of flitting around trying different things by the Butterfly, these are still the ones we seem to like the best.
Although the package directions give a slightly different cook time for the empanadas, I find they all turn out fine by baking at 400° for 7 minutes per side. They can also be deep-fried, which gives them a crisper texture, but we use the oven more often, just because it seems a little easier.
We definitely enjoy them, with either prep method. We choose them over more expensive name-brand frozen appetizers, and it's not because we are sacrificing quality for price--it's because we like these the best, and the fact that they are inexpensive is just a happy coincidence. :)