Pastel de papas

Pastel de papas is a typical Chilean dish. It’s a bit like Shepherd’s pie as it consists of 2 layers of creamy mashed potatoes, and a layer of minced meat in between.

Pastel de papas is a typical Chilean dish. It’s a bit like Shepherd’s pie as it consists of 2 layers of creamy mashed potatoes, and a layer of minced meat in between. The recipe was undoubtedly brought to America by the many migrants who travelled there two centuries ago. The dish can be complemented by a choice of olives, egg, capers or even raisons.

 Ingrid van den Arend

 

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