Chilean Recipes

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Pisco Sour

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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

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

Isa's Cola de Mono

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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)

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

Leche Asada

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


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Fried mashed potato cakes with pork rinds! Woo-hoo!!

Empanadas Fritas de Queso

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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

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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)

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

Flan II

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The best dessert ever invented!!

Grilled Sea Bass

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This is a truly flavorful dish with a lovely plate presentation. My mom and I experimented and made this for lunch. It came out so good I promptly went to the fish market so I could make it for my dinner guests that night. YUMMY!

Fried Empanadas

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

Inspiration and Ideas

Torta De Hojas

"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

"This was my first attempt to make dulce de leche from scratch. The raw ingredient approach produces a far superior result." – Colleen

Chilean Pebre

In Chile, this is a popular side to go with many dishes, or just eaten with bread. My favorite is to use this to top Chilean empanadas.