Today I’m sharing my favorite recipe with my grandmother: Chilean fricassee. Every time I visited my grandmother Adriana, this was the food she prepared for me. When I was little, fricassee days were my favorite because I always stole some potatoes, fries, or freshly made croutons. My mother worked long hours, so I spent lots of time with my grandma growing up.
My grandmother died in 2005, and I had always wanted to do fricassee, but for some reason, I could not, now that her birthday is coming on June 5. Finally, I did it and told the whole story to my kids. My grandmother met my oldest kid only by ultrasound; she died suddenly, only days after my first kid was born here in the U.S.A.
The fricassee is as flavorful as I remembered and delicious, food from the heart.
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A comforting dish.
- Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 1 onion
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 1 large bundle of chard
- 1–2 slices of country bread, cubed
- 2 potatoes, diced and cooked
- 3 sausages, cooked sliced
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- salt, pepper, merken or smoked paprika
- Chop the onion and pepper into cubes.
- Cut the chard’s stems; you will not use them in this recipe. Cut the chard leaves into strips about 1 cm. More or less.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet or pot. Cook the onion for 4-5 minutes, until translucent. Add the pepper, and cook for 2 minutes. Add the chopped chard and cook for 3-5 minutes until reduced in size. Season lightly with salt. Remove to a bowl.
- Clean the pan and heat the oil. Fry the bread cubes. Remove to a plate covered with paper towels.
- Brown the potatoes.
- Return all to the pan: add the sliced cooked sausages. Warm over medium heat.
- Beat the eggs with the milk and season with salt, pepper, and Merken or paprika.
- Add the egg mixture to the pan, stir and cook for 1-2 minutes until the egg is cooked.
- Serve immediately.
- Prep Time: 45 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Main dish
- Method: Stove
- Cuisine: Chilean
Keywords: Chilean Fricassee
Great recipes! I miss my Chilean traditions so much! Thank you for sharing! Helps me to be able to cook again!
That is wonderful Ana. Let me know if you have any questions.