Food of Argentina: Famous Dishes in Argentina
7 months ago
Argentinian food platter is filled with delicious and spicy nonvegetarian food which is basically a combination of multiple cuisines like French, Italian, Spanish, and European. People in Argentina prefer meat and beef over anything else and maybe this is the reason today our plate has turned towards Argentinian cuisine. Let us see what all kinds of food Argentina have to offer us.
Locro is said to be an American dish but reviews of the people said that the Locro made in Argentina is the most flavourful and delicious one, so if you’re visiting Argentina don’t miss any chance to taste it. Locro is served specially on May Revolution Day and in chilled winters. The dish is basically made of pork or beef with vegetables like pumpkin and potato, white corn kernels with many spices, and at many places, you might get it served with grilled bacon or sausage and a piece of bread on the side.
Asado is basically an event in which people gather in Argentina and barbeques Chicken, beef, or pork with salad and red wine. It takes almost 2 hours to cook Asado as the whole animal meat is cooked on a low flame from a particular distance from the heat. Nowadays having Pamplona, Patagonian lamb are also preferred. It also includes a mixture of grilled onion, potato, and corn. It is considered as one of the famous dishes in Argentina.
Medialunas is a half-moon shaped soft roll and quite a famous dish in Argentina. The Medialunas is found in two varieties, one is big in which butter is used, and in the smaller one lard is used. There is a difference in taste too, one is salty and the other one is a bit sweeter. It is mainly eaten with coffee and Yerba mate which is Argentinian herbal tea.
Provoleta is a mouth-watering appetizer in Argentina made with sweet and smoky flavored provolone cheese, oregano, french bread, salt, and olive oil. It is prepared on the grill, heating cheese from one side and this can be done by only those people who know how to cook it properly. The cheese is served with a paste made with tomato, pistachios, and walnut.
DULCE DE LECHE
The recipe was first found in 1829 and has become a favorite of everyone from then. It is mainly milk and sugar cooked on low flame until it gets caramelized. Dulce De Leche is used in madding flavor mainly in sweet dishes and is used as a spread on bread. One of the famous dishes in Argentia is Dulce De Leche.
Empanadas are perfect to get the taste of Argentinian street food. Empanadas are baked or fried stuffed pockets made with flour and available with the fillings of chicken, beef, pork, veggies. It is widely eaten with a spicy green dip.
HUMITA EN CHALA
Humita en Chala is a traditional food in Salta province and a specialty of South America. It is made up of corn, milk, and finely chopped creamed onion and is boiled or steamed. Humita en Chala is a famous dish in Argentina.
Milanesa is said to be the unofficial national dish of Argentina as it is preferred by almost everyone. It is a delicious meal of Argentina with fried beef cooked in hot oil. It is served with mashed potatoes or French fries and can also put a fried egg on the top of your meal.
Faina is a traditional Argentinian pancake that is eaten along with pizza and is made with chickpea flour and is gluten-free. Faina is placed above or below the pizza as in Argentina mostly everyone has Faina with thin crust cheese pizza.
Choripan is another tasty street food in Argentina which is like a small hotdog but is called Choripan sandwich. In this, a sausage is placed between the bread with some fresh veggies, onion, and tomatoes with seasoning.
Alfajores is like a soft cookie sandwich made with small bread-like biscuit/cookies with jam or dulce de leche in between and rolled with coconut.
Yerba mate is a South American tea which is a herbal drink made with squashed gourds and dried leaves from the yerba mate plant are powdered and put into the drink. It is served in a glass-like bowl with an iron straw and while sitting in a group the glass is passed one by one. Yerba mate is a famous food in Argentina.