The casserole is a typical dish in Chilean gastronomy and receives its name from the type of container in which it is cooked, which is commonly a low pot with a glaze inside that keeps the heat.
In Chile, this recipe calls for beef or chicken, potatoes, squash, green beans, carrots, and sometimes rice is also added. It is a forceful dish with an exquisite flavor, ideal for a cold day.
A little history..
According to several historical studies, the casserole originates from the central zone of Chile, and dates from the time of the Spanish conquest, and this is the reason for the mixture of its ingredients. That considers native foods from Chilean lands, such as potatoes, squash and beef, and on the Spanish side, ingredients such as wheat and various spices. This is a slow-cooked dish and its perfect blend of flavors represents part of our history and cultural mix.
Where do I find the best casserole?
In any restaurant or local Chilean food you will find a delicious chicken or beef casserole, according to your preference. Here we leave you three ideas to visit and enjoy this national dish.
Towers Confectionery: Although the original headquarters in Santiago is closed, its branch located in Isidora Goyenechea offers you incredible Chilean flavors such as the exquisite chicken casserole that arrives in a Pomaire clay booklet and with plenty of steaming broth. You can order it for $7,800. his direction is: Isidora Goyenechea 2962 Santiago, Las Condes.
The Naughty Girl: It is a picada (typical Chilean restaurant at a convenient price and good quantity) located in the Tirso de Molina Market. One of the classics of this place is the beef casserole, which is accompanied by kneaded bread, pebre and salad for an amount close to $4,000 pesos. His direction is: Av Santa Maria 409, Recoleta.
The Pica of the Casseroles: It is a small place that does not attract attention from the outside, but inside it is always full of people who enjoy Chilean food. Its menu is 100% national and the beef casserole is its star dish. It is located at Father Alonso de Ovalle 1535, Santiago.