Chilean Cuisine

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There are many different foods in Chile. There is everything from beef to seafood and all kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables. For breakfast, most Chilean people have bread with a topping and tea or coffee. Since lunch is the main meal of the day, there will often be two main dishes served. One of these is often a salad with seafood.

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Popular Dishes in Chile

Empanadas - This is a traditional food in Chile. They are small pies that have been filled with olives, onions and beef.

Humitas - This is a favorite of the Chilean people. Humitas are made of grated corn that is mixed with fried onions, salt, pepper and basil.

Cazuela de ave - This is a stew made of potatoes, rice, onions, green peppers and chicken.

Chilean salad - A salad made of coriander, olive oil, onion, tomato and occasionally chili peppers.

Barros Jarpa - A common Chilean sandwich that is made of melted cheese and ham.

Crudo - This is a common Chilean dish that carries strong German influences. Finely chopped raw beef is put into a piece of white bread and lemon juice is added with chopped onions.

Charquican - Stew that is made of potato and squash chunks. It has different types of vegetables such as tomato, corn and carrots.

Pantruca - A dumpling that is cut up to be added to soup or beef stock.

Pastel de choclo - Common dish found in Chile that is made up of ground corn and basil. This is them added to chicken or ground beef, onions, black olives and hard boiled eggs.