Homemade bonito dumplings recipe

Homemade bonito dumplings recipe

Bonito dumplings, delicious to prepare as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to a meal. Empanadillas are a dish that everyone likes, big and small, and even more so if they are homemade. For this reason, at RecetasGratis we teach how to make bonito and egg empanadas, fried and baked so that you can choose the cooking method that you like the most.

The empanadillas admit infinity of fillings, like vegetables, meat, cheeses …, and you can also prepare sweets! These that I share below are simple to make, fast and are very good. Keep reading and discover with us how to make homemade bonito dumplingsYou will be surprised by its easy preparation! Oh, and at the end we share a simple recipe for dumplings.

4 diners 30m Starter Low difficulty Additional features: Cheap cost, Fried Ingredients:

  • 1 packet of wafers
  • 1 can of bonito
  • 1 boiled egg
  • 1 pot of fried tomato
  • 1 glass of oil

Steps to follow to make this recipe: 1

We prepare the ingredients to make the bonito empanadas faster. Then, we put a casserole with plenty of water and we cook the eggs (1-2) for 10 minutes from when they start to boil. We will let them cool down.

Homemade bonito dumplings recipe - Step 1 two

We peel the hard-boiled eggs and we chop them in Little pieces.

Homemade bonito dumplings recipe - Step 2 3

To continue with the stuffing the bonito dumplingsIn a bowl, put the chopped hard-boiled egg, the drained can of bonito and a good stream of fried tomato.

Homemade bonito dumplings recipe - Step 3 4

We remove everything and we add more tomato to taste, or any other ingredient, such as chopped onion, chopped garlic, chopped peppers …, the possibilities are endless!

Homemade bonito dumplings recipe - Step 4 5

We spread the wafers and in each one we put a tablespoon of filling.

Homemade bonito dumplings recipe - Step 5 6

We close the bonito and egg dumplings and, with the help of a fork, we seal the edges of each of them.

Homemade bonito dumplings recipe - Step 6 7

We put a frying pan with the glass of oil to heat and, when it is hot, fry the homemade bonito empanadas carefully, as they will brown immediately. If we prefer, we can make the bonito dumplings in the oven, placing them on a tray lined with baking paper and cooking at 180 ºC until golden.

Homemade bonito dumplings recipe - Step 7 8

We can already serve the fried bonito dumplings! We put them on a plate and accompany them with other appetizers, such as garlic potatoes and fish croquettes. And if you want to know other variants, do not miss the meat dumplings, you will love them. More recipes on my blog Cooking with Montse, don't miss it!

Homemade bonito dumplings recipe - Step 8

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Homemade pastry dough

If you prefer to make 100% homemade dumplings, that is, preparing your own dough for dumplings, here is a simple recipe:


  • 500 g of wheat flour
  • half a tablespoon of sugar
  • half a tablespoon of salt
  • 40 g of butter
  • 235 ml of water


  1. Melt the butter and heat the water.
  2. Mix the sifted flour with the sugar and salt.
  3. Form a volcano with the flour and put the butter and water into the hole.
  4. Knead until all the ingredients are integrated and obtain a consistent dough.
  5. Let it sit for about half an hour.
  6. Roll out the dough, cut the circles and fill with the preparation explained in the white tuna dumplings recipe above. Then you can fry or bake.

Do not miss the step by step in this recipe: "Homemade empanada dough".

How to make baked dumplings of bonito

As we have already indicated in step 7 of the recipe, there is also the option of cooking the bonito empanadas in the oven, thus reducing the number of total calories. By removing the oil used for frying, the dumplings become much healthier, since the main fat contribution comes from this extra oil.

To make the breaded bonito dumplings, preheat it at 180 ºC, with heat up and down or the fan function if you have it. Once hot, put the dumplings distributed on a baking sheet lined with paper (previously greased with a little oil so they do not stick) and bake for 20-30 minutes approximately. Depending on the type of oven and its power, it can be higher or lower, so we recommend monitoring the empanadas so that they do not burn.

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