Pastel de choclo is as Chilean as it gets, and it is delicious!
The pastel de choclo, or corn pie, is a classic Chilean creation. Although not stated or emphasized in the name, this recipe also has meat. In Spanish, different words like choclo or maíz are used for corn, depending on the country or region.
In a recent survey by a Chilean online magazine, pastel de choclo was ranked as Chile’s favorite home-cooked meal, favored by 21% of respondents. You can find it pretty much everywhere: restaurant menus, bakeries, supermarkets, and sidewalk food stands. Here is a recipe for Pastel de Choclo. As with many of these recipes, cooks add their own twist, so feel free to test your creativity.
Serve up this recipe and show off your Chilean pride when you get together with friends and family.