August 17, 2018 #ChileDiverso

What are the "most amazing" sandwiches in Chile?

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The typical Chacarero, the delicious Chilean sandwich composed of beef, green beans, tomato slices and green pepper, was selected by Time magazine in 2014 as one of the "most incredible sandwiches in the world". The American publication highlighted it for its low price ($7 dollars, or $4000 Chilean pesos, approximately) and for its popularity in our country, since it is possible to find it almost anywhere.

However, El Chacarero is not alone, and Creole gastronomy has a wide range of sandwiches that delight our palate. For this reason, we wanted to highlight seven other sandwiches that could be considered the most incredible in Chile, either for their originality or their delicious simplicity.

Warning: The following article may make your mouth water.

Barros Luco: Named in honor of Ramón Barros Luco, President of the Republic between 1910 and 1915, who frequented the restaurant of the Club de la Unión in Santiago and asked for a sandwich of meat and melted cheese on toasted bread. The beauty of Barros Luco is that it can be enjoyed at any time of the day, as there are those who prefer it for lunch, but there are those who enjoy it as an eleven or even breakfast.

Chemilico: A more sophisticated version, but just as simple as the previous one. The Chemilico consists of grilled meat with a fried egg on top, framed by two slices of bread. The key to preparing it is that the egg yolk must not coagulate, so that it breaks and wets the contents of the sandwich.

Barros Jarpa: Another sandwich named in honor of a Chilean politician. Ernesto Barros Jarpa was a Chilean lawyer and minister who also frequented the restaurant of the Club de la Unión, but as it is said that he was always in a hurry, he ordered a sandwich that was quicker to prepare than the Barros Luco. Instead of meat, he asked for slices of ham, not to mention melted cheese and toasted bread.

Baby food sandwich: Famous and typical sandwich sold outside the National Stadium after football matches. Why is it called "de potito"? Well, because its main ingredient is the rectum meat of beef or pork, cooked in a kind of wok and cut into thin strips. Fried onions, chili peppers and, of course, bread, finish its preparation.

Loin: Probably one of the most consumed sandwiches in Chile. Tender, well-cooked, slices of pork loin are topped with sauerkraut, topped with fresh tomato slices and surrounded by bread. This is the classic version. The "Italian" version consists of pork loin, avocado, tomato and mayonnaise.

Complete: No list of Chilean sandwiches would be complete without, well, the complete ones. The local version of the universal "hot dogs" are characterized by having many more ingredients than their international counterparts: bread and Viennese, accompanied by tomato, American sauce, sauerkraut and mayonnaise for a complete, or avocado, tomato and mayonnaise for an Italian, the most popular versions of this simple but delicious sandwich.

Churrasco marino: its name may not be very popular throughout Chile, but for the inhabitants of the Coquimbo region it is a classic. A sandwich in marraqueta that contains delicious fried fish accompanied by a good Chilean salad (tomato, onion and green pepper). Without a doubt, an amazing culinary experience.

To enjoy more traditional and delicious preparations from our country, we invite you to see our section of Chilean recipes HERE.


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