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Q: Recipes from Chile ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Recipes from Chile
Category: Family and Home > Food and Cooking
Asked by: pinkfreud-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 29 Mar 2004 11:32 PST
Expires: 28 Apr 2004 12:32 PDT
Question ID: 321821
This question is for bobbie7-ga.

Bobbie, I have a hankering for some kind of food other than my own
regional specialties (which mostly feature barbecue and catfish).
Could you find me a couple of interesting recipes from Chile? It's
fine if the recipes are in Spanish, as long as the ingredients are
things that are likely to be available in the US.

Muchas gracias!
Subject: Re: Recipes from Chile
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 29 Mar 2004 12:21 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi Pinkfreud!

Here are a few typical Chilean recipes.

Pastel de Choclo (corn and meat pie) is a typical Chilean meal that I love.

?Pastel de Choclo?Chilean Corn and Meat Pie is similar to shepherd?s
pie. Fresh corn would always be used in Chile but frozen, well-drained
corn is a good substitute.

2 cups chopped onion 

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1-1/2 pounds ground beef

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon dried basil

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

2 boneless chicken breasts

1/2 cup black olives, pits removed, halved

1/2 cup raisins

4 hard boiled eggs, quartered

1 kg (2 pounds) frozen corn, thawed and well drained 

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup milk

2 egg yolks

2 tablespoons icing sugar

1 tsp chili flakes

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in skillet on medium heat.  Add onions and cook
until translucent, about five minutes. Add beef, 2 teaspoons cumin and
basil. Cook until meat is browned. Season well  Spread mixture over 9?
X 13? casserole.

Season chicken breast with salt, pepper, and remaining cumin. Fry in
skillet in remaining oil until browned. Cut into 1-inch chunks. Place
over beef.  Sprinkle over olives and raisins. Arrange egg quarters on

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Grind corn in the food processor until rough in texture leaving some
large and some small pieces. Melt  butter in a large saucepan. Add
corn, and milk. Bring to boil, stirring.  Reduce heat to low and
simmer stirring frequently for 5 minutes.  Stir in egg yolks and cook
1 more minute. Spread corn mixture evenly over the meat. Sprinkle with
icing sugar and chili flakes.

Bake for 35-40 minutes until the crust is golden brown.?  

You should serve the pastel de choclo with ?CHILEAN SALAD? which is an
onion and tomato salad.

For desert, a Brazo de Reina. This is a cream roll filled with manjar,
also known as dulce de leche.

Lucy Waverman provides the recipes at the following link:

Here? another recipe for ?Chilean Salad?

You can make your own  manjar or ?dulce de leche? with this recipe.

Everyone eats empanadas in Chile. The meat empanada is s baked pastry
with chopped beef, eggs, olives, onions and seasonings. Here?s the

Search criteria:
Pastel de Choclos
Chilean recipes

Thank you for a fun question! 

Best wishes,
pinkfreud-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $40.00
WOW! These recipes sound great! First I am going to try Pastel de
Choclo. It sounds like the kind of thing that my hubby will love.
Thank you so much for the yummy suggestions, Bobbie.

Subject: Re: Recipes from Chile
From: bobbie7-ga on 29 Mar 2004 12:46 PST
Dear Pinkfreud,

Thank you very much for your nice comment, five star rating and very generous tip!

Subject: Re: Recipes from Chile
From: livioflores-ga on 29 Mar 2004 20:22 PST
Where is the recipe of the "Machas a la Parmesana"?
Subject: Re: Recipes from Chile
From: bobbie7-ga on 29 Mar 2004 20:39 PST
Here's a good recipe for "Machas a la Parmesana"

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