Bolinho de Bacalhau | Receitas Brasileiras e Portuguesas
Brazilian pastel - In Brazil, pastel is a typical fast-food dish, consisting of half-circle or rectangle-shaped thin crust pies with assorted fillings, deep fried in vegetable oil. The result is a crispy, brownish fried pie. The most common fillings are ground meat, mozzarella, heart of palm, catupiry cream cheese, chicken and small shrimp. Pastels with sweet fillings such as guava jam with Minas cheese, banana and chocolate also exist, but are not so common.