Raquelle's Pastel De Choclo
Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://thoughtfuleating.blogspot.com/2009/10/pastel-de-choclo.html
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Raquelle M.
Carlos' favorite food of all-time is Pastel de Choclo, a Chilean corn casserole full of an odd medley of ingredients. It contains layers of ground beef, olives, raisins, hardboiled eggs, chicken and a special corn mixture and topped off with sugar. I really wanted to make this for Carlos and it was important that I get it right. I found two recipes. The first was from Food Network. I read the reviews and most people complained that this recipe was lacking ground beef. So I found this recipe which included ground beef but called for bone-in chicken. I opted to combine the two recipes, instead of sticking with one, to create my own version.
This recipe is pretty complex with lots of time-consuming steps. Make sure you have a free afternoon to devote to it.