Cut the paste into 40 small pieces, do the same with the cheese. Place 1 of each into an empanada dough. Fold and seal. Fry.
Dough: Mix flour salt and sugar in a bowl. Cut in the shortening until the mixture looks like cornmeal. (can be done in a food processor) Add the egg and wine and mix until it forms a ball. The dough should be softly pliable; if necessary, add a little more wine.
Roll out the dough to 1/8th inch thick on a lightly floured board. Using a glass or a cookie cutter, cut out 3 inch circles. Gather scraps and roll out until all the dough is used. Lightly brush the tops with water.
Place the filling on the center and fold over to form a half circle, like a turnover. Seal the edges by hand crimping or use a fork and press the edges together.
Just before serving, heat 1 inch of oil in a heavy skillet or electric fry pan heated to 350 degrees F. Fry until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes. Fry in several batches so that you don't crowd the pan. Drain on paper towels and serve.
154 calories, 13 grams fat, 8 grams carbohydrates, 1 grams proteinper serving. This recipe is low in sodium. This recipe is low in carbs.