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 to watch the Big Torneo this month. Find more tips on how to celebrate fútbol from head to toe at Orgullosa.
6 corn cobs large, grated kernels
8leaves basil fresh, finely chopped
4 onions large, chopped
1pounds lean ground beef finely ground
1teaspoon cumin ground
4 eggs hard boiled, sliced
121-inch strips chicken browned and seasoned with salt and pepper and cumin