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Chilean Food

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The following are some examples of food in Chile. If you have any advice, information, or links that are related to eating in Chile, please comment below.

Chorrillana

Fried potatos, onions, and hamburger meat. It is a very greasy dish which comes from the Valpariso coastal region of Chile. It is often eaten immediatley prior to a night of drinking alcohol.

Fricase de Beterraga

This is a dish that is predominately made up of fried eggs served upon a body of beets. This is a typical Latin American dish and can be found all through the region.

Pastel de Papas

This meal consists of mashed potatoes, chicken, hamburger meat, and onions baked in a dish with a layer of cheese blanketed over the top. Absolutely delicious.

Cazuela de Pollo

– Soup with chicken, potatoes, pumpkin, rice, and vegetables. This is an example of a really good soup, as it is hearty and full of food rather than being broth dominate. When travelers eat a meal they want it to be full of food!

Empanadas

– These are a classic dish of Chile. Wherever you go in the country you can be sure to find these over sized pita-pockets. They are essentially food wrapped in a shell of dough which is then baked. Types of empanadas: cheese, vegetable, hamburger, chicken, pineapple, apple, pretty much anything can be made into an empanada.

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