Chilean Recipes

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Pisco Sour

Rating: 4.61 stars
Pisco is a style of brandy common to Peru and Chile which has a bit of a tequila flavor. The egg white gives this tangy drink a smooth, full body. Don't forget the bitters, they're the secret ingredient!

Pollo Borracho

Rating: 3.67 stars
This luscious, satisfying chicken dish gains its richness from a sauce of shallots and brandy.

Isa's Cola de Mono

Rating: 4.46 stars
This is a traditional Chilean Christmastime drink of milk flavored with coffee and spices, passed down to me by our Chilean nanny Isa. It is delicious, and a must-try if you don't care for egg-nog. The recipe can be varied to suit your tastes - be creative with the proportions of coffee, cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla, as well as with your choice of liqueurs.

Gambas Pil Pil (Prawns, Chilean Style)

Rating: 4.14 stars
Rich, golden garlic cloves and a splash of pisco flavor juicy prawns in this Chilean version of a classic Spanish tapa.

Leche Asada

Rating: 3.44 stars
This sweet, cinnamon-lemon custard is Chile's answer to the creme brulee.


Rating: 4.25 stars
Fried mashed potato cakes with pork rinds! Woo-hoo!!

Empanadas Fritas de Queso

Rating: 3.29 stars
These empanadas use queso chanco, but a good substitute is a mixture of Swiss and Havarti. I usually bake mine, but they are really good fried. I serve these with a chile-Chile sauce.

Chilean-Style Sopaipillas

Rating: 4.38 stars
This is a traditional Chilean snack, or maybe an appetizer. The truth is that it's a snack eaten during winter time, especially when it rains. It is typical to arrive home after walking through the rainy streets of Santiago and sit down to have a cup of tea and eat a couple of sopaipillas. You can also eat ones sold by street vendors, but they usually don't taste as good as home-made ones. If you can't find zapallo, pumpkin is a good substitute.

Chilean Potato Pie (Pastel de Papas)

Rating: 4.2 stars
This is a lot like a Shepherd's Pie with a little Latin flair. Good comfort food.

Flan II

Rating: 4.36 stars
The best dessert ever invented!!

Fried Empanadas

Rating: 4.52 stars
These fried empanadas are the best! Raisins and eggs make this recipe extra delicious believe it or not!

Chilean Pebre Sauce

Rating: 5 stars
Pebre is a Chilean salsa and is most commonly used on bread. It is also used on meats or anything else you desire. My favorite way to use it is on barbecued tri-tip. You can vary the ingredients to suit your taste.

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Torta De Hojas
Rating: Unrated
"This recipe is an amazing authentic Chilean cake also known as 'Torta de Mil Hojas' or 'Thousand Layers Cake.' Totally worth it!" – chileanwife
Manjar (Dulce de Leche) from Scratch
Rating: Unrated
"This was my first attempt to make dulce de leche from scratch. The raw ingredient approach produces a far superior result." – Colleen

Chilean Dobladitas

Rating: 4.5 stars

This is a great recipe for a Chilean bread. They are so easy, ready in a few minutes, and taste heavenly. They are best when they are warm, right from the oven or toasted the next day, with some butter, jelly, or even some guacamole.