Chancho en Piedra (Chili and Tomato Spread)


Ingredients

  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and mashed
  • 1 small jar chopped green chilies
  • 1 small can chopped tomatoes, drained
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt, to taste (preferably kosher-style)

Procedure

  1. Combine garlic and chilies in a glass bowl, and "smash" together, using a wooden spoon. (Traditional Chileans would use a marble mortar and pestle to grind the ingredients together.)
  2. Add salt.
  3. Gradually add the tomatoes, mixing them well.
  4. Stir in the oil.
  5. Pour mixture into a small serving bowl.
  6. Spread on slices of crusty bread or toast.
Sandwiches are a popular snack. Children can also take sandwiches to school for lunch. One popular ham and melted cheese sandwich is called Barros Jarpa , named after a Chilean who ate large amounts of these sandwiches.

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